Business missions from various Russian regions will visit Turkmenistan on a regular basis. This was announced to TASS on January 25 by the vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Russia Vladimir Padalko .
“We have been promoting work with Turkmenistan for a long time. However, now, in the wake of the Russian-Turkmen business forum, they decided to set an additional task: that once every two months a delegation of the chamber of commerce and industry of any region travel to the country and work with colleagues from the relevant sector,” he said.
The first business mission will arrive in April from the Lipetsk region. It will be about 40 entrepreneurs from such areas as metallurgy, vegetable growing, food sales, production of household appliances and car tires.
Vladimir Padalko also expressed confidence that the past forum would continue its work not only in the format of discussion platforms, meetings of business councils, but also in the form of B2B meetings and an exchange of contacts. “As experience has shown, this is exactly what entrepreneurs expect from us today, for whom , in the context of the formation of a new international system of economic relations , the number one task is to reorient to new markets and find reliable partners for cooperation,” Padalko concluded.
On January 19-20, the Russian-Turkmen business forum was held in Ashgabat, at which, among other things, the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Sergey Katyrin spoke . He voiced a number of problems that need to be solved for the development of business relations between the two countries. First, to create the appropriate conditions for the transition in the calculations to national currencies. Secondly, to work on improving the business climate by removing administrative and customs barriers.
In addition, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin , who also visited the forum, announced his readiness to consider the possibility of easing the visa regime between the countries for representatives of business circles.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan