As well as, the trade relations between the countries have also developed on these agreements. In particular, cotton picking machines, cultivators and other modern technical machines were supplied to Turkmenistan. The trade-service center started its work in Ashkhabad. On the base of the “Uzbekistan Temir Yollari” joint stock company that has been carried out measures repair and modernization of the rolling stock of the Turkmen railways. After the opening of the Turkmenabad – Farob automobile and railway bridges, the volume of transit traffic between our countries has significantly increased. The volume of delivered traffics by rail only through Turkmenistan has increased by 25 percent [8]. As well as, the volume of trade turnover significantly increased too. In particular, the volume of trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in 2017 amounted to $ 177 million. Indicators for the supply of products with high added value have also increased [6]. In addition, in this year, within the framework of a practical visit more than 40 delegations from Uzbekistan visited to Turkmenistan [5].

A great deal of work has been done in interstate relations in 2018 too. The intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation has been started its activities. The national industrial exhibition of Uzbekistan was successfully held in March in Ashgabat. As a result of these and other measures, significant achievements have been achieved. In particular, the volume of trade turnover between the two countries grew by 55% in the first quarter of this year [7].

As well as, measures have been taken to implement the reached agreements and coordinate new areas of cooperation. In particular, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov arrived in Uzbekistan on April 23, 2018 with a state visit. In negotiations the sides discussed issues of further development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in political, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres. The views exchanged on regional and international issues which interested the sides [3].

During the negotiations, it was noted that the need to expand cooperation in the field of transport, transit and increasing the competitiveness of our countries in this area. Agreements have been reached on production of agricultural machinery, automobiles, joint production of electrical equipment, supply of oil and oil products, increasing the trade between border regions, provision of services and other issues. It was noted that Uzbekistan will participate in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.

At the same time, following the visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan the joint communiqué of the heads of state, as well as, 17 documents were signed on inter-regional cooperation and strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation in transport, transit, agriculture, science and technology, trade unions and sports [5]. In particular, the intergovernmental agreement on interregional cooperation, cooperation in transport sphere for 2018-2020, intergovernmental programs on scientific and technical cooperation for 2019-2021, agreements on the establishment of trade houses in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the establishment of a Business Council between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the two countries, the program of cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for 2019 and others [3]. In addition, within the framework of the visit 15 documents were signed between higher education and research institutions of the two countries, as well as an agreement on cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies [5].

In conclusion, it should be noted that, during the years of independence, the relations between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have developed at a rapid pace. Especially, these relations have risen to a new level in 2016. Since that time, several government visits have been carried out, significant economic agreements have been signed, and action plans for their implementation have been approved. The great opportunities were created for business representatives. Significant work has also been done in cultural relations too. In addition, during the years of independence the cooperation between the two countries has strengthened in the international political arena too. As a result, these events have played an important role in the opening of new aspects of cooperation between the two countries.

Jumaev Jonibek Shodiyevich
Scientific worker of the Department Religious-education measures of
Imam Bukhari international scientific-research center


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