On 29-30 April, 2021 the summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was held in Kazan, Russia bringing together representatives of five EAEU member states, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.
Deputy Chairperson of Turkmenistan’s Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdymukhammedov took part in the meeting as an observer.
The news outlet “Turkmenistan: golden age” reports that on 30 April when addressing the attendees Berdymukhammedov junior expressed readiness in economic cooperation with the EAEU member states.
“Our country has a lot to offer to our partners in terms of economic cooperation”, -t he Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister said and talked about the development of transportation and logistics infrastructure, the construction of motorways, railroads and a major Caspian port in Turkmenbashi, as well as fuel production in Turkmenistan.
Berdymukhamedov Jr. assured those in attendance that the Turkmen economy is sustainable and stable, which is evidenced by the GDP growth by 5,9% in 2020 and the fact that “regulatory framework enables foreign business to feel secure and comfortable in the Turkmen market”.
The IMF previously refused to use the official data published by the Turkmen government in their forecasts. According to the IMF, GDP growth in Turkmenistan last year was 0,8% rather than 5,9%.
Then Serdar Berdymukhammedov met with Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Mikhail Mishustin.
It should be emphasized that the Turkmen news outlet reports that the volume of Turkmenistan foreign trade turnover with Russia last year was about $1,38 billion.
The Russian news outlet MK emphasized that this was the first EAEU session attended by Turkmen officials who had previously not demonstrated interest in the Eurasian integration and ignored similar events.The post At the EAEU summit Serdar Berdymukhammedov talks about sustainable economy of Turkmenistan and meets with the Russian Prime Minister first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.