Turkmenistan mulls co-op with UAE, Oman & Bahrain
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 30
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov met in New York with the foreign ministers of the UAE, Oman and Bahrain, Trend reports citing the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
The meetings were held within the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
During the negotiations with the UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the importance of developing trade and economic relations was emphasized. The parties touched on the issue of cooperation within the World Exhibition Expo 2020, which will be held in Dubai, the report said.
At the meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, a discussion was held on cooperation in the field of oil and gas chemistry and the further development of the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman transport corridor.
During negotiations with Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the sides talked about the implementation of the agreements reached at the meeting of the president of Turkmenistan with the King of Bahrain in March this year.
Among the Arab countries, the United Arab Emirates actively operate in the Turkmen market, especially in the fuel and energy sector.
Dragon Oil company extracts hydrocarbons in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea. Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, took part in the industrial development of Galkynysh, the second biggest gas field in the world.
Saudi Arabia has also intensified its activity in Turkmenistan.
An agreement to create an international transport and transit corridor between Iran, Qatar, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was signed in Ashgabat in April 2011. The agreement aims to create a reliable link between the countries of Central Asia and the ports of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Turkmenistan optimizes its flight connection with Arab countries. In accordance with the implementation of Turkmenistan's national program for development of the civil aviation, the country's national air carrier Turkmenistan Airlines plans to open air service from Ashgabat to Kuwait, Muscat, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, and Cairo.