EU to continue gas talks with Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 8
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The EU is ready to continue energy cooperation discussions with Turkmenistan and it plans to hold another meeting for this purpose in Brussels in 2017, said Lubomir Frebort, head of the European Union Liaison Office in Turkmenistan.
He made the remarks at the international conference "Oil and Gas Turkmenistan 2016" that kicked off in Ashgabat Dec. 7.
Turkmenistan is a key partner for the EU in the energy security strategy and in joint efforts aimed at diversification, according to him.
He reminded that the Ashgabat energy declaration was signed in May 2015 by Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkmen energy ministers and Maros Sefcovic, vice-president of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union.
A working group was created on the basis of the document.
The EU expresses confidence that the efforts of this working group will benefit the realization of common goals – delivery of the Turkmen gas to European markets, said Frebort.
The negotiations on supply of the Turkmen gas to Europe have been underway since 2011.