Turkmenistan keen to continue energy security co-op with UN
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 13
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan intends to continue cooperation with the United Nations on energy security issues, said the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
He made the remarks during negotiations with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary State News Service reported June 13.
“Our country will continue active cooperation with the UN on this issue, and in this regard, we rely on you, the distinguished Secretary General, on your support in these issues,” Berdimuhamedov told Guterres.
Turkmenistan took over the chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference in 2017.
Ashgabat hosted the Energy Charter Forum, titled “Towards a Multilateral Framework Agreement on Transit of Energy Resources”, in late May 2017.
Turkmenistan is one of main players in the energy market of the Caspian region and ranks fourth in the world for its gas reserves. The country is studying opportunities to export its gas to Europe and Asia.