As many as 11 documents were signed and the opening of a new mining and chemical branch. These are the results of Alexander Lukashenko’s official visit to Turkmenistan. Today the two countries are strategic partners. Cooperation in heavy industry, education and science.
A record-breaking commodity circulation of $300 million has been reached.
With every year more and more common touch points are found. It is proved by the opening of the Belarusian Embassy in Ashgabat and launching the Garlyk mining and processing plant. This official visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Turkmenistan was very efficient.
A bridge which unites Minsk and Ashgabat, Belarusians and Turkmenians.
This symbol was payed attention to by the two presidents as far back as in 2016.
It is not for nothing. Cooperation in science, education, heavy industry. The commodity circulation is about $300 million. And with every year more and more common touch points appear.
This bridge was built at the same time with the Belarusian Embassy. It is a responsible diplomatic step of the current visit. Everything in the Embassy reminds of Belarus. State symbols, storks, tapestries with Belarusian landscapes. And the main partners, Russia and China, are nearby.
The intentions to cooperate were confirmed by signing 11 conjoint documents. In education, science sectors. The two Heads of States will sign a cooperative statement.
It is the sixths visit of Alexander Lukashenko to Turkmenistan. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited Belarus for four times.
This cooperation proves that Belarus and Turkmenistan are long-standing and reliable partners.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
We need to determine and chose a corridor through which cargos are going to be transported here, and most importantly, from here. Because the president said that in 3-5 years, they will launch the largest petrochemical industry in the form of several (7-10) plants and we will need these products. At the same time I want you to think about the fact that you can sell your products from Belarus to the European premium market. We will provide Turkmenistan with logistics centers, warehouses and equipment. It is all developing fairly quickly today. Belarus exports special technology, malt, agricultural machinery to Turkmenistan.
As many as 14,000 “Belarus” tractors are working on the fields of this Asian country. These tractors were produced taking into consideration the hot climate conditions of Turkmenistan. By the way, Belarus is also ready to produce a diesel train for the hot weather of Turkmenistan.
Sergei Kizima, political expert:
The relations between Belarus and Turkmenistan are developed, it means tight industrial cooperation. It is a large number of cars, tractors, and other machinery, exported from Belarus to the Turkmenian market.
It also means tight cooperation in the education sector.
As many as 9,000 students from Turkmenistan are currently studying in Belarus.
Turkmenistan is rich in natural gas. Belarus is helping to master this resource. Belarus shares its experience and technologies. The contract on building the Garlyk mining and processing plant was signed as far back as 2010. It was literally built from scratch.
Soviet specialists didn’t take the risk to build such a plant.
Belarus is eager to continue training Turkmenian specialists in Belarusian universities. President Lukashenko suggests involving colleges as well.
Andrei Rusakovich, political expert:
The launching of this project will not only propel Turkmenistan to the next level of development, but the region as a whole. It means supply of potash fertilizers; it is a new level of agriculture and supply of agricultural technology.
As we see, the distance of 3,000 kilometers between Minsk and Ashgabat is not a barrier. And every official visit proves that Belarus has reliable friends in Central Asia, and Turkmenistan has reliable friends in the center of Europe.