The diplomatic relations between the countries maintained at the level of strategic partnership date back to April 8, 1992
The diplomatic relations between the countries maintained at the level of strategic partnership date back to April 8, 1992.
The bilateral legal and contractual basis already incorporates 150 state, government-to-government, and department-to-department agreements and treaties. July 31, 1992 witnessed Russia and Turkmenistan sign a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in Moscow. This paved the way for another bilateral document, the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed by Presidents Saparmurat Niyazov and Vladimir Putin in Ashkhabad on April 23, 2002 . The presidents of both countries have been on reciprocal visits multiple times. As regular are contacts across many levels, including ministries and agencies.
Constituting the backbone of trade and economic relations of Russia and Turkmenistan are provisions of the intergovernmental agreements on free trade of November 11, 1992, and on trade and economic cooperation of August 30, 2008.
A very effective tool for developing and coordinating bilateral trade and economic cooperation is the Russian-Turkmen Intergovernmental Committee for Economic Cooperation.
On May 18, 1995, Russia and Turkmenistan signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Military and Technical Cooperation. This is augmented by international treaties signed between Russia and CSTO (CIS) states on military and technical cooperation.
Turkmenistan has in the inventory of its Armed Forces a significant quantity of Soviet military equipment.
Turkmenistan hosts a representative office of Rostec, Russia’s state corporation, that also projects Rosoboronexport’s interests in the country.
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