On August 23, 2019, a meeting was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the Japanese delegation headed by the Head of the Department of International Projects Development in the field of System Infrastructure and Water Management of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) Mr. Yasuhiro Kasai who has arrived to Ashgabat on a working visit.
During the meeting, the parties discussed key directions of trade-economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and Japan. The implementation process of present and prospective projects taking place in Turkmenistan, in participation of Japanese companies among which there are Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, Itochu and Sumitomo were considered. The parties noted the efficiency of collaboration between the State Concerns of Turkmenistan and Japanese companies in such fields as the chemical industry, gas production, transport, agriculture and water management.
The parties also spoke about the necessity of creating favorable conditions for collaboration on the level of enterprises of two countries, search for new forms of joint business activities, implementation of common projects and programmes, as well as their use for widening of cooperation between the two states.