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Monday, 12 November 2018 11:00

Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan - the most important actor countries in Silk Road, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made statement after a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov in Ashgabat, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to AK Party (Justice and Development Party of Turkey).

“During the talks, we have evaluated particularly our trade relations and bilateral investments. On the other hand, we have discussed our very important topics such as energy and transportation,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Stating that scores of Turkish firms invested in Turkmenistan and carried out projects, Cavusoglu thanked Turkmen officials for supporting to Turkish companies. Approximately 600 Turkish companies are registered in Turkmenistan, according to Turkish Foreign Ministry.

 “Turkmenistan has become the leading country in Central Asia for Turkish contracting companies,” the ministry says in the website.

On the revival of historic Silk Road, the ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West, Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan have very important responsibilities.

“We are the most important three actor countries in this route,” he said.

Turkish minister said they discussed railway and land transportation projects, energy security and ways of laying subsea pipelines in the Caspian Sea to revive the historic route.

They also addressed the ways to link Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) in order to carry the Turkmen gas into European and the world markets for the revival of the route.

The 1,850-kilometer-long TANAP was officially inaugurated on May 29 during a ceremony held in Baku with the participation of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

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Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 


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