Issues of further deepening of economic cooperation were discussed at the meeting of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan, foreign Minister Rashid Meredov. As reported by the Agency ORIENT with reference to the Japanese foreign Ministry, the meeting was held on October 22 at the official residence of Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

The Japanese Prime Minister noted the progress in bilateral cooperation achieved after mutual visits at the highest level in 2015.

Confirming the high interest of his country in further strengthening of mutually beneficial partnership with Turkmenistan, the head of the Japanese government expressed gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for his personal contribution to the development of traditionally friendly Turkmen-Japanese relations.

The participants of the meeting discussed various areas of interstate cooperation, including in the economic sphere. In particular, the possibilities of deepening the partnership through the implementation of new joint projects with Japanese companies in the gas chemical industry, electricity, transport, modernization of the railway system in Turkmenistan and other industries were considered.

Shinzo Abe called for further deepening of economic and technological cooperation. "I hope that Japanese technologies will continue to be in demand for industrial development in Turkmenistan," the Prime Minister said on the website of Nikkei media Corporation.

In addition, the foreign Minister of Turkmenistan held a meeting in Tokyo with his colleague Taro Kono, discussing with him the results and prospects of bilateral economic cooperation, the implementation of joint projects in the field of energy.

The result of the Turkmen-Japanese cooperation is the recently commissioned gas chemical complexes with the participation of Japanese companies for the production of urea fertilizers in Garabogaz, polyethylene and polypropylene in Kiyanly of the Balkan province, as well as the complex for the production of synthetic gasoline from natural gas in Ovadandepe of the Akhal province, which is being prepared for commissioning.