MEDEF studying objectives for possible business missions to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan


The Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) is following political and economic situation in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to study the best calendar and the objectives that could be used for a possible business mission, Chief Operating Officer of the MEDEF Bogdan Gadenne-Feertchak told Trend.

In Gadenne-Feertchak’s words, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have different economic profiles and their own development models which result in different positioning of the French companies on these two markets.

Turkmenistan discusses upcoming election with OSCE, OTS


Turkmenistan discussed preparations for the extraordinary presidential election in the country with the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) and Organization of Turkic States (OTS), reports Orient News.

This was discussed during a meeting among Rashid Meredov, Turkmen Foreign Affairs Minister, Rune Castberg, Officer-in-Charge of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat and Baghdad Amreev, Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States.

Eurostat reveals import and export data with Turkmenistan for 10M2021


Turkmenistan’s total exports to European Union countries rose by 63 percent in January-October 2021 compared to the previous year and reached 440.3 million euros, Eurostat told Trend.

Turkmenistan exported to Italy goods worth 59.2 million euros during the reporting period, compared to 74.6 million euros in January-October 2020.

Turkmenistan to provide credit to pay for Afghanistan’s TAPI contribution


Turkmenistan will provide loans to Afghanistan to fund TAPI, Waliullah Shahin, chairman of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Afghan Foreign Ministry said, Orient reports.

“We have agreed with Turkmenistan to provide loans to Afghanistan to repay the costs that Afghanistan demands, and Afghanistan will repay in the future with operating costs,” he said.

Shahin also said that 7 agreements with colleagues on the TAPI gas pipeline will be signed soon.

Irans President Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi hails gas swap-related talks with Turkmenistan


The Presidents of Iran and Turkmenistan emphasised the strengthening of border cooperation and facilitating trade, stressing the promotion of economic and trade cooperation to increase the level of relations between the two countries.

Swapping of Turkmen gas to Azerbaijan via Iran is strategic step – Iranian official


The contract on the swap of Turkmen gas to Azerbaijan through Iran is an important and a strategic step, Head of Vienna Energy Research Group in Austria Fereydoun Berkeshli told Shana News Agency, Trend reports.

According to him, if the contract is implemented and continued, it can create a roadmap for gas diplomacy in the region.

Turkmenistan can supply natural gas to European market until 050 – ambassador


Turkmenistan has the opportunity to supply natural gas to the European market until 2050, Ambassador of the European Union to Turkmenistan Diego Ruiz Alonso said in an interview with the Turkmen ORIENT news agency.

Diego Ruiz Alonso said that during this period, Europe, which focused on the “green economy”, will still be forced to use traditional, hydrocarbon fuels.