12 Mar 2018 22:15

Russian, Turkmen presidents discuss trade, economic cooperation, interaction in Caspian Sea region

MOSCOW. March 12 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow have discussed bilateral cooperation in economy and trade and multilateral cooperation in the Caspian Sea region in a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said on Monday.

"The parties discussed key issues of the agenda of bilateral relations, in particular, the implementation process of agreements reached following the Russian president's visit to Turkmenistan in October 2017. The importance of the continuation of coordinated work in order to consolidate the positive momentum of cooperation in trade, economy, energy, culture and humanitarian affairs was noted," the press service said.

"The parties also addressed multilateral interaction in the Caspian Sea region," the press service said.

The telephone conversation took part at the initiative of the Turkmen side, it said.