Turkmenistan and China have great potential for developing cooperation in the fuel and energy sector – Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty

The most important priority of cooperation between Turkmenistan and China is the fuel and energy sector, and the countries have great potential for further development of partnership. This was stated by the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in an interview for the Chinese media.


The head of the upper house of the Parliament of Turkmenistan, at the request of the Chinese state media, answered questions from the press officer of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Turkmenistan, Wang Jiu.


“The most important priority of cooperation between Turkmenistan and China is the fuel and energy sector. Which, of course, is understandable: our states have great potential here. This was evidenced by the construction and commissioning of the strategic gas pipeline Turkmenistan-China at the end of 2009,” Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.


He stressed that “the implementation of this project was an example of a truly partnership based on equality, awareness of mutual advantages, on a large-scale vision of the prospects and opportunities that opened up with the start of the gas pipeline. This is also a real, practical embodiment of the goal of ensuring a balance of interests of all participants in pipeline energy projects – both producers, and transit countries, and consumers.


“Today we are working on issues of increasing the volume of supplies of Turkmen natural gas, taking into account the growing needs of the Chinese economy and the possibilities of the resource base of Turkmenistan,” said the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty.


“In this regard, we are ready for a substantive discussion of the possibilities of building the 4th pipeline route from Turkmenistan to China,” Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.




Source: Nebit-Gaz