Turkmenistan, Georgia against politicization of energy partnership
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 4
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan and Georgia are against any attempts to politicize their energy partnership, said the message from Turkmen government following the state visit of the country's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov to Georgia July 2-3.
The message said that Ashgabat hosted a quadripartite meeting on the development of energy cooperation with participation of the representatives of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey and the European Union.
During that meeting, the sides expressed their agreed positions on Georgia's proposal on participation in the projects for creation of the pipeline infrastructure for delivering the energy resources from the Caspian Sea region to the West.
Moreover, in the joint statement of Berdimuhammadov with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili, the two presidents expressed the importance of Turkmenistan's deliberate policy aimed at diversification of the routes of its gas supply to world markets.
"The presidents stressed the importance of energy supply from the Caspian Sea region to Europe," said the message.
Georgian officials earlier stressed that Georgia is an important part of the South Caucasus transport and energy corridor and is ready to ensure a reliable and safe transit of energy resources of the Caspian Sea and Central Asia through its territory.
Turkmenistan is one of the promising partners for EU in the energy security sphere and in terms of diversification of the gas supply sources. One of the possible options for entering this market is the project for construction of a pipeline along the bottom of the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijani coast.
Edited by SI