Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Apr. 4
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan and the United Kingdom discussed prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation in the energy sector in Ashgabat, the message of the government of Turkmenistan said Apr.3.
The message said that the mentioned issue was raised during a meeting with the British delegation, headed by the prime minister envoy on trade with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, MP Charles Hendry at the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on cooperation in trade and economic sphere, the message said.
"During the talks, special attention was paid to the issues of holding the next meeting of the Turkmen-British Trade and Industry Council," said the message.
London sees Turkmenistan, which has large reserves of natural gas, as one of key players on the international energy market.
In turn, the government of Turkmenistan, regarding the prospects of supplies of Turkmen natural gas to European market, including the UK, said that this corresponds to the country's plans to diversify export of its energy carriers to world markets.