Greece, Turkmenistan to continue efforts to enhance cooperation
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, July 24 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Greece and Turkmenistan will further make joint efforts to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation for the benefit of both peoples, President of Greece Karolos Papoulias said in his letter to Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymuhammadov.
The letter is timed to the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
"The centuries-old historical ties between our peoples are an important foundation for the development of relations based on the principles of friendship and mutual respect," the letter says.
Athens and Ashgabat can become partners in energy projects of "Southern Corridor" - a priority direction for the European Union.
It is intended to diversify the routes and sources of supply and thereby increase the energy security of the EU.
The 'Southern Gas Corridor" include: Nabucco gas pipeline, Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), ITGI (Turkey-Greece-Italy pipeline),"White Stream".
Turkmen gas may be supplied to a number of these communications through Azerbaijan and Turkey in the case of laying a 300-kilometer pipeline from the city of Turkmenbashi on the bottom of the Caspian Sea. In addition, cooperation can be developed in tourism sphere. Turkmenistan is building tourist resort Avaza on the Caspian Sea shore.