Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Turkmen-Russian economic forum to be held in August

The fourth Turkmen-Russian economic forum will be held in Belgorod from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9.

Organized by the Turkmenistan Chamber of Commerce and the CIS' board of the Chamber of Commerce, the forum aims to strengthen economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation, AzerNews reports.

During the forum, industry leaders and government officials from both countries will discuss opportunities in new markets, identify future ways to collaborate and explore ways to leverage favorable economic conditions for mutually-beneficial economic ends.

Currently, Russia is Turkmenistan's largest trade partner, with major trade regions in Tartarstan, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan and the Sverdlovsk region. Russia's Gazprom, in particular, frequently collaborates with Turkmen gas enterprises, according to AzerNews.