Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 7
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Ashgabat hosted political consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers of Turkmenistan and the Czech Republic, said the message of the Turkmen government.
The sides expressed mutual interest in expanding cooperation within the framework of international organizations.
The issue of activating relations within the framework of Turkmenistan-EU format became a separate topic of discussion.
Turkmenistan is one of important partners for the EU in the field of energy security. Deliveries of gas from the Caspian region to the EU countries will allow diversifying the sources of raw materials supply.
Turkmenistan could join the "Southern Gas Corridor" through the implementation of the Trans-Caspian Pipeline Project, which is expected to be laid along the bottom of the Caspian Sea to the coast of Azerbaijan, from where the gas can be transported to the European markets.
Turkmenistan ranks fourth in the world after Russia, Iran and Qatar on natural gas reserves, according to BP. At present, Turkmenistan exports gas to China and Iran.
Ashgabat put forward a number of international initiatives to ensure reliable supplies of energy carriers to world markets.