In an article published by Turkmen mass media on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of Ukraine's independence Ambassador of Ukraine to Ashgabat Victor Mayko said Turkmen gas supplies were the priority direction of economic partnership between the two countries.
"The trade turnover between Ukraine and Turkmenistan has exceeded US $ 2 bln over the course of two years making it possible for our country to take the first place among the countries trading with Turkmenistan. Today, Turkmenistan occupies a leading position among states-importers with which Ukraine maintains economic relations. This is graphic evidence of our countries significance to each other," the ambassador noted.
"We don't rest on our laurels. The trade volume between Ukraine and Turkmenistan reached US $ 1,181,6 bln in the first half of this year alone, up US $ 272,2 mln year-on-year," emphasized Victor Mayko.
The Ambassador said Ukraine pinned great hopes on the forthcoming first meeting of the interstate Ukraine-Turkmen commission in Kiev chaired by the two states' president.