President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko attended the solemn ceremony of opening the ore-dressing and processing complex for production of potash fertilizers in Garlyk, Lebap Velayat. Opening the new facility, the leaders of the two states cut the symbolic ribbon at the central gates to the complex.
The leaders of Turkmenistan and Belarus laid the foundation of the unique industrial giant with the annual capacity of 1.400 million tons of potassium chloride on June 19, 2009. The new production will satisfy the country's demands in potassium fertilizers as well as will allow significantly increasing the export volumes.
During the top level talks in Ashgabat, the leaders of Turkmenistan and Belarus spoke about this industrial giant as the flagship of the economic partnership of the two states. The implementation of this ambitious joint project demonstrated the high potential of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Belarus. A package of bilateral documents aimed at enhancing the relations in the spheres of trade and economy, culture and tourism, education, science and high technologies was signed summing up the top level talks between the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Belarus.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper