Berdymukhamedov and Lavrov discuss “gas issues” and Caspian issues

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov .

According to TASS , according to Lavrov, "Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is satisfied with the interaction of Moscow and Ashgabat on gas issues."

Our representatives will be involved in oil and gas issues, who will lead the intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation. Dates are now agreed. During the conversation, the President of Turkmenistan expressed satisfaction with the way the gas issue we now have in our dialogue is viewed with a view to the search for new far-reaching large-scale agreements, said Lavrov.

According to Lavrov, Berdymukhamedov during the negotiations "noted with satisfaction the contacts that are going through Gazprom (about the resumption of purchases of Turkmen gas)."

The parties also discussed cooperation in the Caspian region.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid special attention to this issue. In 2002, it was here, in Ashgabat, that the process of summit meetings of the leaders of the five Caspian states began, and last year it ended with the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea. At the same time, two documents on cooperation in the field of economics and transport, which were initiated by the President of Turkmenistan, were adopted, the Russian minister said.

It remains unknown whether the issue of persons with dual citizenship, on which Moscow, as Lavrov said at a press conference on December 7, 2018 following the 25th OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Italy, was awaiting Ashgabat's decision, was discussed .

Recall that last fall Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met twice with the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller . Following the meeting, Miller announced his intention to resume purchases of Turkmen gas from January 1, 2019 and noted that agreements on volumes and prices would be reached "in the very near future."

On November 13, it became known that Turkmengaz and Gazprom are likely to conclude an amicable settlement agreement in the Stockholm arbitration on gas prices.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan