Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 27
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Chairman of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Yuri Shafranik, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news agency reported Oct. 27.
During the meeting, it was noted that Russia intends to expand its presence in the promising Turkmen market by actively participating in new joint projects.
“In particular, this concerns the exploration, production and processing of hydrocarbons, as well as other minerals,” says the report.
President Berdimuhamedov emphasized that in the modernization of the oil and gas industry, Turkmenistan relies on the introduction of innovative technologies, advanced achievements of scientific and technical progress, and asked Russian partners to present concrete proposals on cooperation in this area.
Turkmenistan is one of the biggest suppliers of natural gas in the Caspian region. There are about 190 companies with Russian capital in Turkmenistan.