Ru The State visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Kazakhstan starts on April 18. The trip is taken by the Turkmen leader by the invitation of Kazakh colleague Nursultan Nazarbayev.
It was highlighted during the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on April 14 that consolidation and expansion of fruitful relation with neighbouring countries including with Kazakhstan is one of the priority vectors of foreign policy strategy of our country, which is based on the principles of positive neutrality, peace-loving and equal constructive partnership.
Highlighting the importance of the coming high-level meeting in Astana, the Turkmen leader expressed the confidence that it would give actual impulse to realization of versatile potential of cooperation and would promote new actual directions of partnership.
It is directly supported by regular visits of the different level delegation of both countries and first of all, personal contacts of the leaders of two states who have good and trustful relations. Bilateral agreements achieved during the state visit of Turkmen leader to the Republic of Kazakhstan in May 2013 and the state visit of President of the friendly country Nursultan Nazarbayev to Turkmenistan in December 2014 indicate systematic intensification of traditional interstate relations.
Proximity and similarity of positions of both states on topical issues of international politics are an important foundation of constructive partnership in the world arena. Thus, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have the same opinion on such key issues of the global agenda as protection and support of peace and stability, disarmament matter, countermeasures against terrorist and extremism threats, regulation of the situation in Afghanistan. Our countries closely cooperate under competent international and regional structure, particularly in the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Commonwealth of the Independent States.
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan also effectively collaborate in broad spectrum of directions including in trade and economic sphere, energy, transport and communication sectors as well as in cultural and humanitarian relations.
Realization of large joint projects including the construction of transnational gas main supplying Turkmen natural gas to China and railway line Kazakhstan � Turkmenistan � Iran assuming the role of the golden link of North � South transport corridor and regional and international transit and transport infrastructure is a bright evidence of pragmatic approach to construction of business partnership. Together with direct economic benefits, these implemented projects served to consolidation of good neighbourhood relations and became the indicator of sustainability of the economies of participating countries.
All of these is an evidence that Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, located at the intersection of modern transnational routes connecting European and Asian countries, seek for maximum realization of the perspectives for intensification of beneficial partnership, which meets not only the interests of two countries but also to the goals of sustainable development of the whole region. Thus, mainly owing to the efforts of our countries, one can speak about the revival of the Great Silk Road that from the ancient times united the people of Europe and Asia serving as a symbol of friendship and trustful cooperation.
Organization of joint business forums, participation in fairs and exhibitions held by both countries promote the activation of trade and economic relations, what in its turn, enhance the establishment of bilateral contacts between business circles.
At the same time, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are united not only by trade and by economic cooperation � our countries are also related by historical and cultural community formed throughout the centuries, which today, at the modern development stage, serves as a reliable platform for intensification of traditional dialog. In this context, both countries note special importance for continuation of traditional humanitarian contacts including in education, science, applied researches and cultural exchanges.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper