FM: U.S, Iran, China support Turkmen strategy on diversification of cooperation in energy
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 24 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Recent talks with U.S, Iranian and Chinese partners have confirmed the full support of the Turkmen strategy to diversify energy cooperation and delivery of Turkmen energy resources to promising new markets, a statement said.
In particular, last week Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov received U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake and Michael Posner, as well as heads of major U.S. companies.
In particular, last week the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake and Michael Posner, as well as heads of major U.S. companies.
According to the report, the most important result of the talks was support for Turkmenistan's policy of diversifying its international cooperation in the energy sector expressed by representatives of the U.S. government.
The result of negotiations was interest shown by U.S. companies in implementing major projects in oil and gas sector and a willingness to take part in them.
The Foreign Ministry said that strategic vision for a steady build-up of relations in the energy sector, traditionally built on equality, respect and mutual benefit was confirmed during the meetings in Ashgabat with the Iranian delegation headed by Minister of Oil and Gas Seyed Masoud Mirkazemi.
One of practical results was the signing of bilateral documents, including growth of supplies of Turkmen natural gas to Iran in the nearest future.
An important international event is the visit of Chinese delegation, headed by a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China, Secretary of the Parliament's Central Commission on disciplinary affairs Hee Gotsian to Turkmenistan.
Further development of cooperation in the energy sector based on available capacity for the steady increase in natural gas volumes delivered from Turkmenistan to China was confirmed at the talks, the Foreign Ministry said.
In this context, the parties discussed and agreed on issues of construction of the second stage of the pipeline from Turkmenistan to China, comisisoned in December last year.
Moreover, Turkmenistan and China discussed issues of cooperation in the sphere of potash production in Turkmenistan.
Another important result of the negotiations was to consider the prospects of cooperation between Turkmenistan and China in non-oil sectors such as transport, communications, industrial construction, textiles, refining and processing.