On May 10, the Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan, Mikayil Chingiz oglu Jebbarov , visited Ashgabat, who met with President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty (upper house of parliament) Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , the state information agency TDH reports.
At a meeting between Dzhebbarov and Berdimuhamedov Jr., the parties discussed cooperation in trade, as well as in the fuel, energy and transport sectors.
Particular attention, writes TDH , was paid to the use of the favorable geographical position of the two countries, which creates favorable conditions for the opening of transcontinental transit and transport corridors, which can provide profitable land and sea routes for transporting goods, and their integration into the international transport infrastructure.
Another important topic of the talks was the expansion of energy cooperation.
The interlocutors noted that the development of the oil and gas sector is a priority for both states and spoke in favor of expanding traditional cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit, the state information agency reports.
The TDH does not provide details about Dzhebbarov's meeting with Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , limiting himself to general words about the potential for strengthening and expanding inter-parliamentary ties.
The Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan does not report on past meetings .
Jebbarov visited Turkmenistan twice in November 2021. Then, at meetings with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the parties also discussed the creation of new transport corridors and cooperation in the field of oil and gas.
Following the negotiations of the Azerbaijani minister with Turkmenistan and Iran, an agreement was signed on the start of swap gas supplies to Azerbaijan through Iran from neighboring countries, including Turkmenistan, which will thus supply Azerbaijan with 1.2-2 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have intensified contacts after signing an agreement on the joint development of the disputed Dostluk (formerly Serdar/Kapyaz) field in the Caspian.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan