Turkmenistan reiterates it firm position on gas supplies to Europe through the construction of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated in his speech at the meeting of the heads of delegations of Central Asian countries and the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations in Berlin on Friday.
The meeting, chaired by Cathrina Claas-Muehlhaeuser, Chairman of the committee and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Claas, was also also attended by President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
"It should be emphasized that the European vector has been and remains on the agenda of Turkmenistan's international energy cooperation," the official Turkmen media quoted Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov as saying during the meeting.
The Halk Maslakhaty Chairman noted that Ashgabat is focusing on increasing gas production capacities, expanding the multi-variant gas transportation infrastructure to ensure the supply of Turkmen natural gas to the world markets.
"We are ready to resume our active contacts with the relevant structures of the European Commission, individual European states and companies in the context of the implementation of major international energy projects," Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov added.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on a working visit to Berlin, on Friday also took part in a meeting of heads of delegations in the Central Asia-Germany format. The meeting held in the format of working breakfast and chaired by Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier was also attended by President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.