President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, speaking on Friday in Samarkand at the SCO summit as a guest of honor, called on the countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to systemic partnership in the energy sector.
In this regard, the head of state proposed to start planning joint projects to diversify energy supplies in order to meet both the needs of the SCO states and with the prospect of entering foreign markets.
According to President Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan has the necessary resource capacity to significantly increase the volume of such supplies, and for many years the Turkmen side has gained solid international experience in cooperation in the energy sector.
The head of state emphasized that Turkmenistan supplies its natural gas to Russia, China and neighboring countries, and is also actively working on the implementation of the project for the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.
“Here I would like to emphasize the importance of Afghanistan’s participation in these and other multilateral projects as one of the key factors in restoring its economy and social sphere, and ultimately achieving peace and harmony. We also consider it a top priority to provide comprehensive economic and humanitarian support to the fraternal Afghan people”, – the President of Turkmenistan said.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper