Turkmenistan is considering the possibility to supply its energy resources to the West, said the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
He made the remarks Aug. 30 during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the Turkmen government said in a message .
The Turkmen president is on a two-day working visit (Aug. 29-30) in Germany.
Berdimuhamedov said that the work on the legal and technical aspects is being carried out together with the European Commission.
“We believe that Germany as a respected and authoritative member of the European Union (EU) will further provide support to this process,” he noted.
He also drew attention to the fact that there are many legal issues that depend on the EU.
Angela Merkel, in turn, said that the sides have discussed this topic and they are confident that they can find a solution to the existing issues.
Negotiations between Turkmenistan and the EU on delivering Turkmen gas to Europe are conducted since 2011.
As interested parties noted earlier, the construction project of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline through the Caspian Sea to the coast of Azerbaijan is optimal for delivery of Turkmen resources to the European market. Then Turkmen fuel can be delivered to Turkey, which borders with European countries.
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