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Regular Flights Between Ashgabat And Dushanbe May Be Resumed

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 21:11

The air company “Turkmenistan” will carry out the first test flight from Ashgabat to Dushanbe and back. As reported by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Tajikistan, Chary Atayev, during the press conference in Buchanba, the flight will take place on Monday, June 12. “On this day, a delegation of Turkmenistan, including representatives of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and a number of ministries and departments, will arrive in Dushanbe on a direct flight from Ashgabat,” the Turkmen ambassador said.


Plans are also afoot to hold negotiations between representatives of airlines and agencies of the two countries with the aim of establishing regular direct air flights along the route linking the two capitals.


According to the Turkmen ambassador, the direct air communication between the capitals of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will open a new page in strengthening the ties between the two friendly neighboring states. This will also promote the development of bilateral trade, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation.


In his words, the plane will fly back to Ashgabat on Monday, with the creative delegation of Tajikistan on board, which will to participate in the Days of Culture of Tajikistan in Turkmenistan. The even is scheduled to be held in Ashgabat and other cities on June 12-17.


Worth recalling, the air communication between the capitals of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan was discontinued in 1993. At present, in order to get from Dushanbe to Ashgabat by plane, it is usually necessary to fly through Istanbul.


According to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan, Turkmen entrepreneurs and with Tajik businessmen will meet in Dushanbe to discuss the ways of strengthening bilateral cooperation in economic and trade spheres.

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