Turkmenistan expects support by Azerbaijan of activization of work on documents on a cooperation on the Caspian Sea

- Azerbaijan – is our main neighbor on the Caspian Sea, - the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at the negotiations with the President Ilham Aliyev which took place today in Baku.

- Our cooperation as in bilateral, and multilateral formats is the most important factor of transformation of the Caspian Sea into space of the peace, neighborliness, consent and mutually advantageous partnership, - the head of Turkmenistan noted, having added that joint operation over the Convention "About the Status of the Caspian Sea" is close to completion.

The President reminded that at the III Summit of heads of the Caspian states, which took place in Baku, Turkmenistan proposed to draft the Agreement on preserving and rational use of water, biological resources of the Caspian Sea. In this regard Turkmenistan expresses strong conviction that the solution of questions of preserving biological resources shall be performed on a system basis in new, accurately registered legal order.

Then, in Baku Turkmenistan initiated the draft of one more important document – Agreements on cooperation in the sphere of prevention and liquidation of emergency situations on the Caspian Sea, the Turkmen President noted.

The head of the state said: "We recognize that the Caspian Sea is a zone of the increased risks of natural and technogenic nature posing potential hazard for an ecosystem of the sea. Therefore creation of effective multilateral mechanisms of interaction for prevention and neutralization of emergency situations there has a highest importance". In this aspect the President of Turkmenistan thanked Ilham Aliyev for active support of these offers by Azerbaijan.

According to the head of the state, at negotiations also the importance of the Caspian region in the context of development of the international commercial ties was noted. In this aspect Turkmenistan in 2014 at the Astrakhan meeting of heads of the Caspian states a proposed to develop the draft of the five-sided agreement on a trade and economic cooperation. Turkmenistan also initiated preparation of the agreement on cooperation in the field of transport on the Caspian Sea. 

In this regard Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted: "We expect support by Azerbaijan of activization of work on the above-named documents for the purpose of highlighting them on the agenda of the next Caspian summit".

"In the sphere international energy cooperation Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan support creation of the balanced multiple supply system of energy carriers on the world markets based on diversification of routes, clear and transparent schemes, guarantees, reliability, safety and accounting of multilateral interests", - the President of Turkmenistan added.

- These projects, certainly, are profitable to our countries, are proved from the economic and ecological points of view, - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov told. According to him, it is necessary to work initiatively and purposefully on practical implementation of these plans and creation of the corresponding legal and organizational prerequisites.

Talking about partnership in the sphere of transport, the leader of our country noted that Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have an advantageous geopolitical and geoeconomic position. In particular, it is about creation automobile ferry and a railway ferry links with connection to it of the states of Central Asia and the Black Sea region, the President of Turkmenistan told.

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