Turkmenistan and Georgia have signed an agreement on launching direct flights between the countries and increasing cargo turnover between them, the Press Service of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia announced on Wednesday.
The deepening of trade-economic ties between Turkmenistan and Georgia was discussed during the visit of the Georgian delegation led by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to Ashgabat.
In the statement, Levan Davitashvili, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia said, “An agreement was signed on cooperation in the field of transport, which will allow us to carry out direct flights with Ashgabat”.
Davitashvili stated that Turkmenistan is an important trade partner of Georgia. During the talks, the parties discussed possibilities of deepening trade relations, removing barriers and allowing more Georgian products to be exported to Turkmenistan, he added.
The Minister said as a country with a "significant chemical industry", Turkmenistan is interested in Georgia’s transport corridor and logistics infrastructure for exporting its products. He stated the agreement reached between the countries will contribute to the increase of cargo flow between the sides.
The Minister also informed of the discussions on cooperation in the field of energy with Turkmen officials.
"Today, Turkmenistan sends oil and petrochemical products to Georgia,” Davitashvili said, adding that now the work will begin on the export of energy resources to Georgia.
Turkmenistan and Georgia established diplomatic relations on July 16, 1992.