Speaker of the Turkish Parliament arrived in Ashgabat to discuss supplies of Turkmen gas to Europe

On November 17, a Turkish delegation headed by Chairman of the Grand National Assembly (Parliament) of Turkey Mustafa Shentop arrived in Turkmenistan , Anadolu agency  reports .


Within the framework of the two-day visit, Mustafa Shentop will hold a number of meetings, as well as make a speech in the Parliament of Turkmenistan.


In his speech in Ashgabat, the official said the restrictions caused by the pandemic are hindering global trade and mentioned various security issues along energy transmission routes.


Speaking about the problems of both the transport and energy northern corridor due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, Shentop noted that the corridor to Europe through Turkey has become very important.


With Russian gas cut off “for various reasons” and Europe experiencing a shortage of energy, Shentop stressed the need to increase energy supplies to Europe.


Noting that some countries, such as Azerbaijan, have taken the decision to increase natural gas supplies to Europe, Shentop said: “It is very important that Turkmen gas is also activated during this time of energy shortage.”


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will visit Turkmenistan and try to reach a trilateral energy agreement, Sentop said.


“Important infrastructure work has been done on this issue. I think that this cooperation has become much more valuable and important during this period. I hope that such a visit will take place as soon as possible,” he added.


A few days ago it became known that the President of Turkey will visit Turkmenistan in early December, where the head of Azerbaijan will also arrive.


Why the chairman of the parliament came to discuss the supply of Turkmen gas to Turkey, the news agency does not specify. Obviously, from the Turkmen side, this issue will be coordinated by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , the chairman of the upper house of the parliament of Turkmenistan.




Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan