Turkmenistan highlights the importance of energy and transport in integration processes

The OSCE Ministerial Council is an effective platform for discussing pressing issues and resolving common challenges facing the Organization. On the first day of the 27th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, held in Tirana via video conferencing, issues of a socio-economic nature were raised.

 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov drew the attention of the meeting participants to the regions of Central Asia and the Caspian Sea, which are playing an increasing role in international politics. The discussion, in particular, was about the energy resource potential and the development opportunities of transport and communication corridors of these regions, which open up great economic and political advantages for states of the whole OSCE region.

 In this regard, the expediency of the proposal of the Turkmen side to establish specialized structures of the OSCE - the Council on Sustainable Energy and the Commission on Transport Policy was once again emphasized.

 It was noted that energy is one of the key areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the OSCE. Turkmenistan stands for the introduction of mutually acceptable cooperation mechanisms designed to contribute to the formation of a single vector in the OSCE's activities, based on a balance of interests and ensuring mutual rights and opportunities.