Turkmenistan elected vice-chairman of Bureau of UNECE energy committee
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov. 27 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan was elected the vice-chairman of the Bureau of the Sustainable Energy Committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) at its 19th session held in Geneva, the local media reported on Saturday.
The bureau also includes Switzerland, France, Italy, USA, Canada, UK, Russia and Norway.
The session addressed issues of energy security and development of gas infrastructure in Europe and the Eurasian continent, the Altin Asir television channel reported.
UNECE has confirmed its commitment to implementation of Turkmenistan's initiative to adopt a special UN convention "On the reliable and stable transit of energy and its role in ensuring sustainable development in international cooperation, the Vatan newspaper reported.
The Neytralniy Turkmenistan newspaper reported Turkmenistan, which is recognized as an energy power and whose total reserves are estimated at more than 45 billion tons of standard fuel, deliberately creates a multivariant system of transporting its energy resources to world markets.
"Projected growth of energy demand in European countries determines their interest in Turkmenistan as a major energy supplier and one of the major players in the global energy market," the paper wrote.
The process was launched in May 2007 when Turkmenistan and the EU signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the field of energy.