President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who is currently on working visit to New York received Markwart von Pentz , the Head of John Deere Agricultural and Turf Department � President of Agriculture and Turf Division - Europe, CIS, Asia and Africa.
Having expressed the gratitude for spared time, Markwart von Pentz taking the opportunity congratulated the Head of the State with recent Turkmenistan Independence Day, having addressed the best wishes to national leader and to Turkmen people.
It was mentioned that John Deere is proud of 25 years of cooperation with Turkmenistan and is interested in further improvement of productive partnership.
Having expressed the gratitude for good words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our country is always open for beneficial contacts with leading representatives of the world business community, in particular with American business circles. Improvement of agricultural potential, technical and technology rearmament of agriculture based on the best world practice are important aspects of economic strategy of Turkmenistan, the Head of the State said, having stated with delight that John Deere takes active part in joint projects in agricultural complex for many years, agricultural equipment supplied by the company is well tailored for soil and climate conditions of our country.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged the opinions on the condition and perspectives of bilateral relations. Having informed about the measures in the context of achieved agreements, Mr. von Pentz voiced number of proposals on expansion of cooperation including by supply of latest grain and cotton harvesters, tractors as well as various agricultural equipment. New models have been designed taking into account the climate and soils of different regions and crops cultivated in Turkmenistan. In particular, new equipment includes automatic complexes for collection of soil analysis allowing accurate monitoring of the soil condition, special instruments for control of the seedling condition and other.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that application of innovative digital technologies allowing increasing the productivity of the crops and providing rational use of land and water resources is perspective direction of agricultural development. Our country pays utmost attention to this including in the context of digitization of the economy.
Turkmenistan intends to continue renewing equipment and facilities base of agricultural field, which diversification would speed up in the context of large-scale objectives outlined in the Programme of social and economic development of the country in 2018 � 2024 and measures for activation of reforms in agrarian complex.
Having noted the presence of wide opportunities for improvement of business relations, the Head of the State highlighted that service of agricultural equipment and training of professional engineering and technical personnel are important aspects of long-term partnership.
In the end of the meeting, the representative of the company assured that John Deere would continue putting maximum efforts for improvement of its positions in perspective Turkmen market.
Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH