India has assured
Turkmenistan of all cooperation in ICT to the mutual benefit of both the
In his key note address at the inaugural session of TurkmenTEL 2012 at
the Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat yesterday, the Minister for
Communications & IT and HRD, Sh Kapil Sibal, recalling the historical
ties between India and Turkmenistan, emphasized the need for regional
cooperation to uplift the social and economic status of the people in
the region. Sh Sibal shared the success story of Indian Telecom Sector
and gave an overview of the spectrum of policy initiatives in India’s
National Telecom Policy 2012.
The Minister said India could extend cooperation to Turkmenistan in the
fields of e-health, e-education and e-governance services. Turkmenistan
can be connected to Indian Universities through National Knowledge
Network and students sitting in Turkmenistan can directly be part of
academic sessions in various disciplines in India.
Sh Sibal invited the Turkmenistan Minister and his delegation to
participate in India Telecom 2012 in Delhi, from 13 to 15 December 2012,
as the event could be an excellent platform for further cementing mutual
cooperation and for promoting ICT and its eco system in the region.
Sh Kapil Sibal is on a two-day official visit to Turkmenistan to
participate in the International Conference on ICT. During his visit to
this Central Asian Country, he is also scheduled to meet key Ministers
of Education & IT, and Transport and Communications.