Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan May Agree on Joint Development of Disputable Territories in Caspian
The situation in Turkmenistan is hardly forecasted due to the issue that the country is strongly totalitarian. Commenting on the replacement of the power in Turkmenistan, the Head of the Public Finance Monitoring Center (PFMC), Ingilab Ahmadov, informed Trend that it is a very sensible moment for Azerbaijan as long as there are many open questions regarding the disputable territories within the status of Caspian.
From the perspective point of view, it is possible to connect Turkmenistan to Trans-Caspian pipeline, and therefore, it should deal with Azerbaijan. It is very important how the situation will emerge in relations with Russia, Europe and USA, said Ingilab Ahmadov.
Geopolitically Turkmenistan is considered as a significant country for Europe and international community. It is related to Europe within gas delivery.
Ahmadov does not exclude that the situation will be kept unchanged in Turkmenistan within a year or more, and Saparmurad Niyazov policy will be continued.
Proceeding from its interests, Russia may make use of the situation and as a result, Turkmenistan may become one of the Central Asian countries oriented to Russia. In any cases, Azerbaijan should hope if it can move forward the disputable questions, reach an agreement on joint development of the disputable territories, in which the international companies may take a great interest, and it should affect the settlement of the question. In the new situation, it is possible to achieve the improvement of the interactions from foreign-policy, country and geopolitical point of view, said Ahmadov.
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