EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian arrives in Ashgabat

EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian arrives in Ashgabat

On January 31, a delegation headed by the Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia Peter Burian arrived in Ashgabat and held a number of meetings in the ministries and departments of the country.

During the meeting at the Foreign Ministry, it was emphasized that Turkmenistan-EU dialogue is entering a new stage in its development due to the enormous potential accumulated over the long years of cooperation.

It is expected, this year the European Union will open its representative office in Turkmenistan, which confirms the interest of EU to strengthen cooperation with official Ashgabat. The issue of opening a representation was a priority topic during the talks at the Foreign Ministry.

The EU representatives discussed the possibilities to expand transport cooperation, as well as the development of relations in the field energy and humanitarian relations. In addition, the sides discussed the initiatives of Turkmenistan and Romania to create a Caspian Sea – Black Sea transport and transit corridor.

Let us recall that the delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development visited Ashgabat on January 30. During the talks, the implementation of the TAPI and Trans-Caspian gas pipeline projects, which are supported by Brussels and are very important for world energy security, was discussed.