Secretary General: Turkmenistan – one of main partners of OSCE in region
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, October 18/ Trend, H. Hasanov /
The Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Lamberto Zannier, the state news service "Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary" (TDK) reported on Friday.
"The distinguished guest emphasized the significance, topicality and need for the international initiatives put forward by Turkmenistan aimed at formation of a new global energy security architecture that meets modern realities as an example of de-politicization in addressing these issues," the report said.
The OSCE Secretary General visited Turkmenistan to participate in the international conference "Energy security and sustainable development - future of the OSCE".
According to the report, during the meeting between the Turkmen president and OSCE Secretary General the subjects of the special attention were the topics such as ensuring energy security and stable supply of energy resources as the important factor of the general sustainable development, the issues of environmental protection related to this problem.
According to Zannier, OSCE regards Turkmenistan as one of its key partners in the region.
"The OSCE Secretary General highly appreciated the constructive foreign policy pursued by the Turkmen head and the country's active position in developing the balanced solutions to the most important modern issues and problems," the report said.
In turn, Berdimuhamedov stressed that having a huge energy potential and implementing a complex strategy of modernization of the national Fuel and Energy Complex, as well as diversification of routes for putting its energy resources to world markets, Turkmenistan is always open for the effective interaction with foreign partners.
Ashgabat considers it appropriate to intensify the energy dialogue within the OSCE, to formulate the mechanisms for multilateral consultations on political, financial-economic, technological and environmental aspects of construction and operation of the multiple pipeline infrastructures.
The country has voiced several initiatives to ensure reliable and stable supply of energy resources to the world markets within the UN.
Turkmenistan ranks fourth in natural gas reserves in the world. The country is exporting this fuel to the markets of China, the CIS countries and Iran. The variants of laying the gas pipelines from Turkmenistan to the markets of South Asia and Europe are being examined.