President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on the opening of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Malaysia.
Turkmenistan has strategic interests in economic and trade, transport and communication, fuel and energy fields in the Asia-Pacific region and will expand presence there.
Malaysia's interest in the Turkmen market is based on the activities of its company Petronas Charigali, operating in the Turkmen oil and gas sector of the Caspian Sea since 1996.
Company started commercial production and export of oil in Turkmenistan in May 2006, using oil transportation route through Azerbaijan and Iran. Natural gas production, transportation of which is can be carried out both through the traditional route to Russia and through the projected route - to Europe.
The decrees were published today in the central Turkmen press.
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