Speaking at the meeting of the heads of foreign affairs agencies of the Central Asian countries and the United States in the C5 + 1 format, Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov focused on the need to intensify energy and transport cooperation in the region of Central Asia and the Caspian basin. This is reported by the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
In the context of the development of energy cooperation, Rashid Meredov emphasized the need to diversify energy supplies, enter new consumption markets, create alternative routes, attract investments and technologies in the energy sector, as well as provide appropriate political and legal guarantees for the supply of energy resources to international markets.
In the context of expanding regional transport cooperation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan noted the need to build a modern infrastructure for transport corridors and create transport and logistics hubs, which have great potential.
The meeting of the heads of foreign affairs agencies of the Central Asian countries and the United States in the C5 + 1 format took place on February 28 in Astana.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the US Secretary of State considered issues of practical cooperation in topical areas of regional development, including the economy, energy, transport, ecology and security.
The participants of the meeting welcomed the consistent increase in the number of regional projects of the US government, including through USAID, aimed at promoting trade, business, transport, logistics and energy ties. Interest was also expressed in expanding cooperation under the Framework Agreement between the United States and the countries of Central Asia on trade and investment (TIFA).