Diplomats from the Caspian and Central Asian region, staff members of the Central Asia Department of the European External Action Service, Secretary-General of the Energy Charter Urban Rusnák and international experts discussed investment opportunities for the EU in the Caspian region and Central Asia on Wednesday.
The round table meeting in Brussels named “The First Caspian Economic Forum: investment opportunities for the European Union in the Caspian region and Central Asia” was jointly organized by the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Institute of Asian Studies, a policy and research think tank supported by the EU.
The participants noted the importance of the vast natural resources of Turkmenistan and discussed opportunities for delivering them to the European energy markets. The key role of Turkmenistan in regional and international transportation and logistics, including its modern infrastructure and the prospects of international cooperation in this sphere was also among the subjects of discussion.
The first Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan will be held on the anniversary of an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea on Aug. 12 in the country's Avaza national tourist zone, a resort in the east of the Caspian Sea. Forum aims to accelerate economic, trade and investment cooperation in Caspian Sea and nearby regions.