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MOSCOW, July 31 (Itar-Tass) — The protocol, as well as an agreement between the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping and the State Service of Maritime and River Transport of Turkmenistan was signed in Moscow on Tuesday on the results of the sixth meeting of the Russian-Turkmen intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation. The Russian government’s press service reported that the agreement delegates the authority for vessels’ inspection services and registration of documents in accordance with the requirements of international treaties relating to merchant shipping.
The Commission considered the most important spheres of cooperation between Moscow and Ashgabat, including a number of issues relating to cooperation between the two countries in the fuel and energy complex, transport, industry, agriculture, finance, as well as humanitarian sphere and in the field of regional cooperation.
The Commission also signed an agreement on the training of Turkmen specialists at the Admiral S.O. Makarov State Maritime Academy.
The delegations of the sides were headed by the Commission’s co-chairs – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov.
The parties decided to hold the next meeting of the Commission in Turkmenistan in the second half of 2013.