Berdimuhamedov holds meeting with OSCE Secretary General
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger in Ashgabat on April 16.
An exchange of views took place on the prospects for cooperation, and the formation of new international transport routes on the Eurasian continent became the subject of special attention. In this context, the importance of the multimodal transport and transit corridor Lapis Lazuli (Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey) was emphasized.
In particular, the Turkmen president expressed confidence that the functioning of the new port in Turkmenbashi city will have a positive impact on the situation in the region and beyond, and will promote cooperation among the Caspian-littoral states.
Ensuring energy security and stable energy supplies, issues of environmental protection, rational use of water resources and settlement of the situation in Afghanistan were also mentioned as priority aspects of cooperation, Trend reported.
In addition, Greminger drew attention to the importance of the Turkmen initiatives on laying power transmission and fiber optic communication lines on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route, as well as the commissioning of the Serhetabat-Torghundi (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan) railway.