Turkmenistan, OSCE Discuss Joint Cooperation in Ensuring Energy Security

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Turkmenistan, OSCE Discuss Joint Cooperation in Ensuring Energy Security
The officials of Turkmenistan and OSCE underlined the importance of stable access to energy resources from the standpoint of regional and global development. (Photo: TAP AG)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid in an online meeting on Wednesday discussed energy security and sustainable transport.  

The parties underlined the importance of stable access to energy resources from the standpoint of regional and global development, Turkmenistan official media reports.

The Turkmen side has noted that as one of the largest producers and suppliers of energy resources in the world, Turkmenistan actively continues to work on the establishment of flexible mechanisms for the supply of such resources to the global markets. In this regard, the country has already proposed to establish a specialized OSCE structure – the Council on Sustainable Energy.

The meeting participants also exchanged views on the matters of widening collaboration in the fields of transport and environmental safety. In this regard, the officials emphasized the significance of the OSCE project on Promoting the Development of Green Ports and Interconnectivity in the Caspian Sea Region. 

Turkmenistan aims to support the process of the further development of green ports, digitalization and simplification of trade and transport operations in Central Asia and the Caucasus, according to the report.

During the meeting, Turkmenistan also proposed to convene a regional conference on combating the financing of terrorism and transnational organized crime. The Officials of Turkmenistan and OSCE discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the field of cybersecurity at the national level.

The officials noted the continuation of the expert meetings on studying the possibility of developing the Comprehensive OSCE Environmental Program.