Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov noted during a meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty that Turkmenistan's foreign economic strategy primarily involves expanding trade partnerships and attracting investment. Turkmenistan's observer status in the WTO opens up prospects for export growth, modernization of market relations and increasing competitiveness of domestic products.
Now the country is organizing a colossal work on the transformation of agriculture into a technological sphere with agrarian innovations.
To provide its own market, the national agro-industrial complex should increase the planted area of potatoes, vegetables, melons and other crops, and increase the production of meat and dairy products.
Turkmenistan faces the challenge of restoring forests and pastures, and preserving biodiversity. Turkmen research institutes are called to develop and integrate yielding and sustainable species of cereals, vegetables, fruits, melons, cotton; work on biotechnological ways of animal and plant protection.
One of the priority areas is import substitution. In this perspective, SPPT is tasked with commissioning new enterprises, both large and small, that would produce high-quality competitive products.