Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 25
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan and Croatia will discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation, in particular transport sector, according to the Croatian media.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on April 29 - 30, during which he will hold talks on cooperation with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbangulu Berdimuhamedov.
The Croatian delegation will include CEOs and management of maritime transport in Croatia. Is expected to hold a joint business forum and visit the international port of Turkmenbashi on the Caspian Sea.
It is also planned the signing of the package of intergovernmental agreements in the field of economy and culture following the visit, Dalje news agency reported.
Turkmenistan sees Croatia as an important partner in Southeast Europe and the Balkans. In 2014, the Croatian 'ULJANIK d.d. Brodogradiliste' company will supply Turkmenistan with two car and passenger ferries of 'Ro-Pax' type, in accordance with the order of the Turkmen State Service of Maritime and River Transport.
It was earlier reported that Croatia supports Turkmenistan's efforts to ensure global energy security and development of mechanisms for reliable and stable transit of energy resources to world markets.
Turkmenistan is a key supplier of natural gas in the Caspian Sea region. Until recently gas was delivered to Russia and Iran, but the opportunity emerged in 2009 to export gas to China thanks to the construction of the CNPC pipeline.
Ashgabat is studying projects for natural gas transportation to Europe via the Caspian Sea and Azerbaijan.
Translated by S.I.