( Turkmenistan) - The president of Turkmenistan has expressed gratitude to the EU for seeking positive cooperation with Turkmenistan. Yesterday, the EU special representative for Central Asia, Pier Morrel arrived in Ashgabat. He took active part in the organization of the meeting " Turkmenistan and EU - sustainable development" that is under way in Ashgabat.
At the talks with Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov Pier Morrel noted that European countries see Turkmenistan as a promising partner. According to him, the EU is preparing a number of programmes that will become part of the European Union strategy of cooperation with Turkmenistan. He also aired the EU initiative to open the information center "The European House" in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan's initiatives on bringing its energy resources to the world markets were paid particular attention.
"Discussing the future plans of cooperation, the sides looked into the issue of preparation of Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov's visit to Brussels. They noted that this visit would become a good ground for development of new relations in the fuel-energy sector, agriculture, education," the State News Service of Turkmenistan (TDH) repors.