Turkmenistan Investment Forum

9-10 November, 2016

Congress Centre
Avaza, Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan


22 February 2020

WTO membership for Turkmenistan?

Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredow has held a series of meetings with heads of international organizations, including director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo during his Geneva visit, the Turkmen government reported.

During the meetings, special attention was paid to strengthening global energy security, environmental protection, development of international transport infrastructure, regional trade, as well as addressing water problems.

Brussels announced that it is ready to help Ashgabat in joining the WTO, as it optimizes attracting foreign capital and facilitates creating new jobs.

Fuel-energy complex, high-technological industrial spheres, transport, communications, and the banking and financial sector are among the promising areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the EU.

At present, Ashgabat is also negotiating with the EU and Azerbaijan on the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline construction project.
Brussels hopes to diversify the sources of gas consumption through Caspian resources, most of which is ensured by Russia.