President of the Chamber Welcomed the Participants of the Meeting of Russian-Turkmen and Turkmen-Russian Business Councils

Russian enterprises are ready to supply many industrial goods to Turkmenistan, including vehicles, agricultural machinery, energy and other equipment. This was stated on January 20 by the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia Sergey Katyrin in Ashgabat at a joint meeting of the Russian-Turkmen and Turkmen-Russian business councils. According to the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the demand of Russian business for interaction with Turkmenistan in the field of investments and industrial cooperation is growing, as he put it, with an eye on joint trade in India, Pakistan, Iran.


Katyrin expressed confidence that, by combining the efforts of the chambers of commerce and industry and national business councils, we will cope with the tasks set. As the well-known Turkmen proverb says, “drop by drop is a lake, no drops are a desert…”


“We have the warmest, trusting working relations with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan. Since 2007, bilateral economic forums alternately held by the Chambers in Russia and Turkmenistan have been the main platform for interaction between business circles,” S. Katyrin recalled.
The work is also carried out in a multilateral format - within the framework of the International Business Cooperation Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the countries of the Caspian region "Business Caspian" on the "fields" of the Caspian Economic Forum, as well as within the Council of Heads of Chambers of the CIS Member States.


Katyrin noted that a lot was done in Moscow last summer to restore the transport and logistics communication between Russia and Turkmenistan, to arrange acceptable tariffs and terms of cargo transportation.


The President of the Chamber informed that the large-scale Russian-Turkmen business forum held the day before demonstrated how great is the interest of the business circles of our countries in the development of cooperation. “The size of the Russian business delegation speaks for itself – it is about 200 people! It includes representatives of more than a dozen Russian regions,” S. Katyrin said.
It should be noted that the lion's share of work on the development of practical cooperation between business communities, of course, is called upon to carry out the national Business Councils operating under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan. “We pin great hopes on the activation of bilateral relations in the light of the restart of the Russian-Turkmen Business Council and the organization of the Russian-Turkmen House of Entrepreneurs in Ashgabat,” S. Katyrin noted.

The Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan Dovletgeldi Rejepov also spoke to the participants of the joint meeting.


Press Service of the Chamber