Turkey to renew deal on purchase Turkmen electricity

Turkish Minister of Energy Yildiz said a decision was taken to renew the agreement on purchase of electricity from Turkmenistan.

Turkey to renew deal on purchase Turkmen electricity

 

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said Wednesday a decision was taken to renew the agreement on purchase of electricity from Turkmenistan.

Turkey and Turkmenistan signed a protocol on Wednesday after the third term Inter-Governmental Economic Commission meeting that lasted two days.

Taner Yildiz signed the protocol on behalf of Turkey while Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of Turkmenistan Hojamuhammet Muhammedow signed the protocol on behalf of his country.

Speaking at the signature ceremony at the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade in Ankara, Yildiz said that the meeting took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

We have made progress with Turkmenistan in the areas of energy, agriculture, education, science, technology, health, technical cooperation, culture, tourism, sports, construction sector, transportation and standardization, Yildiz noted.

We have determined roads to be followed in order to solve problems, Yildiz underlined.

As could be seen in the protocol, our goals are great. Turkey and Turkmenistan need to cooperate more for a brighter future, Yildiz said.

In response to a question on the trade of electricity between Turkey and Turkmenistan, Minister Yildiz said that Turkey bought electricity from Turkmenistan and the annual electricity purchased equalled a value of 40 million USD.

An agreement on the purchase of electricity from Turkmenistan will expire at the end of 2010. We have decided to renew this agreement, Yildiz also said.

Hojamuhammet Muhammedow, in his part, said that, during the past two days, they discussed areas in which Turkey and Turkmenistan could cooperate.

Asked if Turkmen natural gas would be included in the Nabucco Project, Muhammedow said that "we did not discuss Nabucco during our talks in the past two days".
 

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