Ashgabat, Tashkent mull prospects in energy, transportation spheres
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 24
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov have discussed main areas of cooperation, successfully developing both in bilateral and regional format, the Turkmen government said in a message June 24.
The meeting of the two presidents was held June 24 within the summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan’s capital is hosting a meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State.
“Turkmenistan praises the relations with Uzbekistan and attaches great importance to the development of mutually beneficial relations with its close neighbor and reliable partner,” said the Turkmen president during the meeting.
Energy sector has been named the strategic direction of the two countries’ partnership. Turkmenistan supplies natural gas to China through the territories of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan since 2009.
Affirming their interest in the efficient use of transportation and communication potential of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the two presidents exchanged views on the implementation of the project to create the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman transportation route.
It will allow to significantly reduce international transit cargo flows and ensure a new communication corridor to global markets, said the Turkmen government’s message.