The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Turkmenistan and the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-CIS/Georgia (JCC) during the online business forum on Thursday considered the expansion of trade and economic relations between Turkmenistan and Switzerland.
The Turkmen side in the business forum consisted of the CCI Chairman, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Switzerland, the heads and representatives of a number of ministries and departments of the country, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in its press release.
The Swiss side was represented by the heads of the JCC and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland, and representatives of around 40 Swiss companies operating in the sectors of oil and gas, energy, construction, architecture, mechanical engineering, railway construction and communications.
The main goal of the business forum dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence was to develop new solutions and approaches to realizing the potential of bilateral cooperation and building up trade and economic relations between the two countries.
The forum participants had the opportunity to consider and analyze bilateral economic and business activities, exchange views with representatives of government agencies and companies on the business environment, priority sectors of the economy, conditions for trade, investment and economic integration.
The forum also focused on increasing the export of national products of Turkmenistan, including enhancing the country's interaction with Swiss companies specializing in the oil and gas and textile industries, renewable energy sources, construction, transport and logistics. Headquartered in Zurich, the JCC is the private sector organization in Switzerland that promotes business relations of Switzerland with the CIS countries and Georgia. The JCC members are companies in a cross-section of industries and service sectors.