Central Asian, Chinese presidents to consider energy cooperation
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Chinese President Hu Jintao, Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will discuss prospects of expanding energy cooperation in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov will hold bilateral talks and during four-side meetings with his foreign counterparts.
The sides will discuss world politics, key contemporary problems linked to the strengthening of peace and stability, various aspects of economic development, trade, cultural and humanitarian ties, priority regional and inter-regional projects. Energy partnership will remain the central subject.
On Monday, presidents of four countries will launch the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline sat the Samandepe gas field from where gas will be pumped to the Chinese market through the trans-Asian pipeline.
The implementation of this unique, both by its meaning and size, gas pipeline project demonstrates expanding strategic integration, the press service of the Turkmen government said.
The new energetic corridor is undoubtedly profitable for it is taking the Turkmen gas resources to a promising Chinese energy market.
Turkmenistan considers the visit of two Central Asian presidents and head of China as “vital landmarks in the gradual development pf inter-state relations that are acquiring a more constructive and fruitful nature”.