Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 19
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Hungarian President Janos Ader and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have discussed the energy supply issues, diversification of routes and energy security, a message from the Turkmen government said on June 19.
The discussions took place during the official visit of Turkmen president to Budapest, Hungary.
During the negotiations, Ader stressed that the practical implementation of the projects in the energy supply sphere is of great importance for Europe.
He also expressed support to the position of Turkmenistan as a country ready to contribute to strengthening Europe's energy security.
Berdimuhamedov underscored that Turkmenistan regards Hungary as an important partner in the dialogue with the European community. This process is mainly focused on the cooperation in the energy sphere.
"During the talks, the sides reaffirmed the similarity of the approaches based on the need of establishing a multilateral dialogue between the states on the energy security issues and diversification of supply routes by taking into account the objective demand of the world economy," Turkmen Dovlet khabarlary news service said.
Turkmenistan, which holds the fourth-largest gas reserves, is exploring the possibility of its delivery to the European market. The project on laying the Trans-Caspian pipeline to the coast of Azerbaijan, where Turkmen raw materials can be delivered to Turkey and further - to Europe is underway.
Edited by CN