Ashgabat, Bucharest sign package of intergovernmental agreements

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Turkmenistan, Asgabat, Oct. 12 /Trend H.Hasanov/

Signing of a package of intergovernmental agreements took place between Turkmen President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedow and Romanian President Traian Basescu according to results of Turkmen Romanian summit talks in Ashgabat, an official Turkmen source reported.

An action plan between two countries' foreign ministries for 2013-2014, a memorandum of mutual understanding between Turkmen Finance Ministry and Romanian National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering on cooperation in the field of financial information exchange, linked with money laundering and counter-terrorism ; a memorandum of mutual understanding on cooperation issues and transport were signed.

Berdimuhamedow and Basescu signed action plan on realization of joint declaration of head of states, signed on July 22 2009 in Ashgabat.

Turkmen-Romanian dialogue takes place in the context of Turkmenistan's consistent broadening of full multilateral cooperation through the European Union.

Romania became a competent member of EU in 2007.

Brussels is looking for an alternative of energy sources in Caspian region, where Turkmenistan is one of the key players in energy market.

Potential buyers of Turkmen gas are Romanian Transgaz, Austrian OMV, Hungarian MOL, Turkish Botas, Bulgarian Bulgargaz, German concern RWE, which take part in consortium of Nabucco project.

The project promoted by EU covers territories of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Austria. Its realisation terms as well as its costs are periodically reconsidered. The pipeline's maximum capacity is 31 billion cubic meters of gas.

Construction, communications, high technologies, investments, banking sector were noted as perspective directions of cooperation.

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