Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 12
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The issues on further development of the relations in the areas of policy, economy and culture were discussed during the meeting of the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov with the Austrian President Heinz Fischer.
The meeting was held in Vienna, Turkmen government said Feb. 12.
It was earlier reported that the official visit of the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov to Vienna in May 2015 gave an impetus to the relations of the two countries. During the past high level negotiations Fisher said that Turkmenistan is a promising and reliable partner, capable to provide stable supplies of energy resources.
Austria was one of the authors of the draft resolution "Reliable and stable transit of energy and its role in ensuring sustainable development and international cooperation", which was adopted on Turkmenistan's initiative by the UN General Assembly in 2008 and 2013.
Turkmenistan is one the perspective partners for Austria and the EU in the area of energy security and the possibility to diversify the sources of raw materials supply.
The project to build a gas pipeline at the bottom of the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan's coast, which will create a transit connection of communication with Turkey and Europe can be called as one of the options available to enter this market.