PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 (Bernama) — Turkmenistan and Malaysia are eyeing entrepreneurial cooperation and the participation of joint investment projects in future, said Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
“We negotiate the existing potential of close cooperation among the entrepreneurs of the two countries. We are looking forward to the contributions of Malaysian businesses to the development of our economy,” he said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, here.
Earlier, Berdimuhamedov paid a courtesy call on Najib. Both leaders had a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Also present at the press conference were Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Berdimuhamedov said the meeting with Najib showed that both countries were keen to explore investment opportunities, expand trade and economic cooperation in various directions.
“The possibility for effective cooperation in implementing the joint projects in energy, transportation, telecommunication, construction, oil and gas processing, chemical industry, high-technology and tourism is great.
“The negotiation also noted positive experience of cooperation to increase investment,” he said.
He said Turkmenistan and Malaysia would work together in strengthening the role of developing countries in the global politics.
“Both countries would contribute to the international community in fighting terrorism, drug trafficking and organised crimes,” he said.
Berdimuhamedov said the discussions on a wide range of issues and the prospect of bilateral cooperation with Najib were effective and positive.
“We also discuss the important issues of regional and international politics and define the concrete aspect of future collaboration.
“I am strongly convinced that the agreement signed during the visit would give a strong impetus to further develop bilateral ties and the cooperation in trade, economic, cultural, science and humanitarian and others,” he said.
Earlier, Berdimuhamedov and Najib witnessed the signing of two agreements — Joint Communique and Programme of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan (represented by Rashid Meredov) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia (represented by Anifah) for 2012.
Source : Bernama