Croatia supports Turkmenistan's efforts in energy security
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 29 / Trend , G.Hasanov/
A joint communiqué which was signed during Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov's official visit in Zagreb on June 26-29 said that the Republic of Croatia supports Turkmenistan's efforts to ensure global energy security and to develop mechanisms for reliable and stable transit of energy resources to world markets.
The paper was signed by President Berdimuhammedov and President of the Republic of Croatia Stjepan Mesic.
Turkmenistan is a key supplier of natural gas in the Caspian region - vigorously defends the right to multi-versional energy routes. So far, the delivery has taken place only in the direction of Russia and Iran, and it is planned to enter the Chinese sale market by late 2009.
The paper says: "The Republic of Croatia considers Turkmenistan as an important partner in Central Asia, as well as supports its actions to create a reliable system of international security, peace and stability in the region. In this regard, this country supported Turkmenistan's efforts to ensure global energy security and develop mechanisms reliable and stable transit of energy resources to world markets."
The sides expressed interest in expanding trade and economic cooperation based on principles of equality and mutual benefit and agreed to fully support the development of relations in such priority areas as the chemical industry, construction materials, textile, transport, communications and telecommunications, natural resources and environment.
The heads of states noted that it is important to develop and implement mutually beneficial economic projects and programs in enhancing bilateral economic relations.
The presidents expressed their satisfaction with the bilateral Turkmen-Croatian papers signed during Croatian President Stjepan Mesic's official visit to Turkmenistan on July 21-23, 2008. However, there was a need to expand the legal framework of cooperation between the two countries. In this regard, an agreement was reached to further consolidate the efforts to draft international treaties and bilateral agreements.
The Parties confirmed importance of cooperation in scientific-educational and cultural fields as a vital means of rapprochement of people, deepen mutual understanding between them, cross-fertilization of cultures, to further develop relations of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
Turkmenistan considers Croatia as an important partner in the South-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Croatia occupies a worthy place in the community of European nations, contributing to strengthening peace and stability.
The heads of states declared that terrorism, transnational crime and illegal turnover of narcotic and psychotropic substances are among the main threats to security in the world and confirmed their readiness to cooperate in combating these threats.
The presidents have attached particular importance to strengthening the United Nations' central role in solving global issues of peace and security, sustainable development, prevention and prevention of conflicts.
The parties expressed their intention to cooperate within the UN, OSCE and other international organizations to coordinate positions and develop common approaches to topical issues of international relations. They also recognized the appropriate use of the mechanism of regular political consultations at various levels.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov expressed sincere gratitude to Croatian President Stepan Mesic for the invitation and warm welcome during the visit, and invited him to visit Turkmenistan on an official visit. The invitation was accepted with gratitude. The dates of the visit will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
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