Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 13 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov, who is on a visit to Romania, again spoke in favor of signing agreements on gas cooperation between the EU, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, the country's media reported on Friday.
The media quoted Berdimuhammedov as saying that "an important condition for mutually beneficial energy cooperation is the political will of the involved parties. The will should be framed as an agreement between the EU, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. "
The Neytralniy Turkmenistan newspaper reported that the statement was made after summit talks in Bucharest.
Berdimuhammedov said Turkmenistan stands for establishing multiple infrastructure pipelines as an integral aspect of a reliable and stable fuel supply for international markets.
Jointly with the EU and Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan is working on documents with a view to develop new gas export routes, including to Turkey and further to Europe across the Caspian Sea through Azerbaijan, a source close to the negotiations told Trend earlier on conditions of anonymity.
"Turkmenistan is ready to supply gas at any point along its border to all interested buyers, including the gas supply on the shores of the Caspian Sea," the source said.
The EU, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan will prepare two normative documents as part of the Southern Gas Corridor project, Industry and Energy Minister Natig Aliyev said earlier.
The Southern Corridor is a priority EU energy project diversifying energy supply routes and sources and increasing EU energy security. The Southern Corridor includes the Nabucco gas pipeline, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), White Stream, and ITGI (Turkey-Greece-Italy pipeline).