Energy and transport are among the priority areas of the Turkmen-Georgian interstate partnership. This was announced on Tuesday at a meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the new ambassador of Georgia to Turkmenistan Mamuka Murdzhikneli, who presented his credentials to the head of state.
As was noted during the meeting, a reliable basis for bringing the Turkmen-Georgian partnership to a qualitatively new frontier laid the agreements reached in recent years at the highest level. In the implementation of opportunities for building up trade and economic ties, a significant role is assigned to the joint Intergovernmental Commission, which is called upon to promote the intensification of contacts in various industries.
Considering the prospects for partnership in the transport sector, the interlocutors emphasized the advantageous geographical position of the two states and the common interests of the parties, which creates favorable prerequisites for creating multimodal transit-transport corridors in the Caspian and Black Sea regions. An example is the project of the Lazurit transport corridor along the route Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey. The implementation of these projects will open up new prospects for inter-regional integration, will serve to intensify trade and economic cooperation throughout the Eurasian space.
Speaking about the prospects of partnership in the energy sector, it can be noted that Turkmenistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and the European Union are discussing the possibility of cooperation in the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project, which is aimed at transporting natural gas from the countries of the Caspian region to Europe.