Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan plan to discuss the opening of direct air link between the two countries in October in Ashgabat, Kabar news agency cited Kyrgyzstan's Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads Zhenishbek Nogoibayev as saying during the plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental Kyrgyz-Turkmen Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation.
He noted that today the parties are putting every effort to open direct air link.
"The opening of a direct flight would help to intensify trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian sectors, as well as create air corridors and increase competitiveness," he added.
At the meeting, the Chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan Alexander Dadayev said the Turkmen side is ready to consider the opening of a direct flight. However, he stressed that it is necessary to consider the profitability of these flights and fill them with goods.
Ashgabat will host the meeting of the CIS Heads of State Council on October.