Georgia and Turkmenistan To Launch Direct Flights

Georgia and Turkmenistan agreed on Thursday to launch direct flights as part of efforts to increase connectivity between the two countries.

Georgia Economy Minister, Levan Davitashvili called Turkmenistan an import trade partner for Georgia, stressing the further deepening of bilateral ties between the two states.

Davitashvili, who is currently on a visit to Turkmenistan, said that he discussed the possibilities of strengthening trade relations with Turkmen officials as well as the removal of barriers in the way of exporting Georgian products to Turkmenistan.

“In our meeting with the Turkmen side, we acknowledged that Turkmenistan has a well-developed chemical industry and these products can be exported via Georgia,” Davitashvili added.

Both sides also discussed cooperation in the field of energy.

Davitashvili is accompanying Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili who is on an official visit to Turkmenistan since Tuesday.

Garibashvili has already met with the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Georgia and Turkmenistan established diplomatic relations in July 1992, and the trade turnover between the countries for the first six months of the current year exceeded 112 million dollars.

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