President of Turkmenistan touched upon aspects of transport, energy and environmental diplomacy
During his speech at a meeting of the Halk Maslahaty, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid special attention to the development of national transport and energy sector, and also in this context stressed the importance of environmental safety.
Participants of the meeting of the People's Council held in Ashgabat heard a number of important comments of the head of state in the development of the country's transport and energy sectors, taking into account the importance of strengthening international cooperation in these areas. In this regard, special importance of compliance with environmental protection standards was emphasized.
President of Turkmenistan noted that creation of a transport infrastructure in the country is an important factor in economic and social development. Convenient and safe international corridors with the use of rail, road, air and water transport will ensure sustainable development in the region, contribute to building good-neighborly relations, strengthening cooperation and increasing the volume of trade between countries.
Among the large-scale projects were noted: construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, creation of Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman corridor and the Lapis-Lazuli transit corridor.
Speaking about the epidemiological situation in the world, the head of state drew attention to the need to resolve the Aral Sea crisis.