Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 17
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
A meeting was held at the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the newly appointed Ambassador of Great Britain in Turkmenistan, Sanjay Wadvani, according to a message of the Turkmen government.
During the meeting the ambassador handed over copies of his credentials, according to the message.
The sides also discussed issues of further intensification of Turkmen-British cooperation in the political, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields, the Turkmen government said.
"The sides exchanged views on enhancing cooperation between the two countries within international organisations and first of all within the UN," according to the message.
In November 2013, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received a member of the British Royal Family - Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The prince noted during the meeting that London attaches great importance to strengthening relations with Turkmenistan, and sees this country as "a promising and responsible partner".
Such companies as Petrofac, Dragon Oil, Burren Energy, Gaffney, Cline & Associates, De La Rue and others are operating in Turkmenistan.
London sees Turkmenistan as one of the key players in the international energy sector. The country has the world's largest natural gas reserves.
In turn, the Turkmen government, referring to the prospects of Turkmen natural gas deliveries to European markets including to the UK, note that this corresponds with the country's plans on diversification of its energy exports to world markets.
Ashgabat hosted a series of business forums attended by representatives of Aero Assets Ltd., AJW Aviation, BG Group, BP Exploration Operating Company Limited, Bridgehouse Capital, BSP International Foundations Ltd, Cape Industrial Services Europe Limited, Construction Equipment Association, De La Rue, Eagle Scientific Limited, Eurasia Group, Gomaco International Ltd, HSBC Bank PLC, Ove Arup & Partners, Petrofac and Shell International Ltd.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.M.