Joint Commissions

The Joint Committee between Egypt and Turkmenistan

Historical Background

- The Egyptian Turkmen Joint Committee aims  to promote  trade and economic relations and to open up  new areas of cooperation that are in line with the potentials of both countries and to identify opportunities for marketing Egyptian products and enrich  the ties of friendship and collaboration in political, economic, trade, scientific, technical and cultural fields. 
- The first session of the Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation was held   in 2009 in Ashkhabad, headed by the Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation and the Turkmen Minister of Trade and Economic Relations.
- During the visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan to Egypt in February 2010, both sides assessed their positions concerning bilateral cooperation in the economic, scientific and technical fields and reviewed the outcomes of the Committee’s first round of meetings in areas where both countries enjoy competitive advantage.  They also discussed ways of updating the contractual framework of Turkmen Egyptian relations and the possibility of signing a number of cooperation agreements, notably the Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Agreement signed in March 1995, as well as a number of other agreements in the areas of health, tourism and cooperation between the Federal Chambers of Commerce of both countries, in addition to investment protection and double taxation prevention.  Both sides stressed  the importance of establishing a mechanism to develop trade relations and encourage the business community in both countries to exchange visits and implement joint projects with a view to increasing mutual investments between both countries.
 

Sessions Held

One session convened in Ashkhabad on 28-29 January,2009.

 

Important Recommendations /Agreements Signed at the Last Session:

The first session of the Joint Committee issued its recommendations to complete legal frameworks for development and economic cooperation between both countries in the fields of tourism, services, postal issues and double taxation prevention.