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India and Turkmenistan ink MOUs to boost trade

India and Turkmenistan inked several bilateral accords on Tuesday to enhance co-operation in trade, education, science and technology, art and culture, and visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passports.

During the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the visiting Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, oil and gas featured large on the agenda, with plans for a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan as a boost to bilateral ties, officials said.