The President of Turkmenistan: TAPI gas line is to be powerful base for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

I extend my congratulations on the start of work of International Conference Partnership for Financing in the Heart of the Great Silk Road! I wish you strong health and great success to the work of the forum, the greeting message of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the participants of the meeting says.

Turkmenistan comprehensively supports the Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly Addis Ababa Programme of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development of June 27, 2015 and Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of September 25, 2015. Independent neutral Turkmenistan is one of the first and few countries of the world that adopted global Sustainable Development Goals on the Government level. In September 2016, the Government of our country adopted 17 goals, 148 tasks and 187 indicators in sustainable development altogether.

The Government of Turkmenistan has adopted and steadily realizes the strategy of growth of national economy, under which large-scale works for industrialization and diversification of the branches of national economy, increment of volumes of export oriented and import substitutive production have been expanded, which is to provide invariable growth of social and living level of the population.

Our country pays great attention to the realization of infrastructural projects in transport and telecommunication spheres supporting the solution of the objectives of industrialization and diversification of national economy, development of fruitful international cooperation. We have successfully completed big projects of construction of transnational North � South railway, Turkmenbashy International Seaport, Ashgabat International Airport for establishment of closer partnership with international organizations. Further development of the most important transport and transit corridors f regional and global significance is the main goal of these projects.

Turkmenistan actively participates and achieves positive solution of the most important international issues, especially in provision of energy safety, diversification of transport infrastructure. Creation of multidimensional system of pipelines supports the provision of energy resources supplies to the world markets. In this regard, it is important to mention that all constructive initiatives of our state receive the support and approval of the world community. This is enshrined in the Resolutions of the United Nations on Reliable and Stable Transit of Energy and its Role in Provision of Sustainable Development and International Cooperation in 2008 and 2015, the message says.

In this context, the construction of Turkmenistan � Afghanistan � Pakistan � India pipeline, which, having significantly increased export capabilities of our country, would enhance the improvement of energy security and economic stability and would be reliable base for the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals of entire region. I am confident that the forum will be efficient ground for exchange of practice and will support the expansion of international cooperation for financing of sustainable development, the message of the President highlights.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH