On November 30, 2022, the 11th meeting of the Turkmen-Austrian Joint Commission was held in Ashgabat. The meeting was chaired by Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan D.Rejepov from the Turkmen side, and from the Austrian side by Director General for Foreign Economic Relations of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economy of the Republic of Austria Franz Wessig.
The participants of the meeting heard reports on the implementation of the decisions of the 10th meeting of the Commission, held in Vienna on June 13, 2019. At the same time, issues of a long-term nature have been updated and reflected in course of discussions at the current meeting.
During the meeting, specific topics and projects in the field of construction, infrastructure, energy, environmental protection technologies and consulting were discussed, and readiness was expressed to assist in establishing contacts with interested structures of both countries.
It was noted that Austria has accumulated a lot of experience in the field of alternative energy and the use of clean energy. The Turkmen side expressed interest in exchanging experience with the Austrian side in the above mentioned areas, including studying the Austrian experience in the introduction of renewable energy sources.
The possibilities of expanding transport and logistics links between Turkmenistan and Austria were also discussed and the potential for cooperation between the two countries along the trans-Caspian international transport route, which today is becoming a link between the countries of the Central Asian region and Europe, was emphasized.
The parties noted the importance of cooperation in the development of bilateral relations in such areas as science, culture and education.
It was emphasized that within the framework of the work of the Commission, a Turkmen-Austrian business forum, as well as bilateral meetings were held and documents were signed between representatives of organizations, enterprises and business circles of Turkmenistan and Austria.
As a result of the meeting, the Protocol was signed. The parties agreed to hold the 12th meeting of the Turkmen-Austrian Joint Commission in 2023 in Austria.