By the end of this year, Turkmenistan plans to hold a summit of leaders of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey, which will discuss the prospects of construction of gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Europe. This is stated in the message of the Trend, citing a source in the European Commission.
The European Commission continues to adhere to and implement the Ashgabat Declaration from 2015 on cooperation in the energy sphere with Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey. In may 2015 in Ashgabat were held multilateral negotiations with the participation of the sectoral ministries of the three countries with the participation of the Vice-President of the European Commission, which discussed the development of cooperation in the field of natural gas supplies to European Union countries via the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline.
In the signed following the meeting of a Declaration on the development of energy cooperation between Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey and the EU noted the need to intensify joint work on the preparation of the draft framework agreement on the supply of natural gas from Turkmenistan to Europe. On the basis of this document, a working group at the level of Deputy Ministers of energy to solve organizational, legal, commercial, technical and other issues to ensure Turkmen gas supplies to Europe.
The Trans-Caspian pipeline project as the optimal option for delivering Turkmen energy resources to the European market. The pipeline is expected to be laid under the Caspian sea to the shores of Azerbaijan. Further Turkmen gas can go to Turkey which borders with European countries.