Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan discussed expanding cooperation, potential joint projects and strengthening energy partnerships, Report informs, citing the Azerbaijani Economy Ministry.

As part of his latest working visit to Turkmenistan, the Economy Minister of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov held several meetings.

At a meeting with the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, ongoing steps and results of work to strengthen cooperation in bilateral, regional and international formats were discussed. Favorable opportunities for diversifying partnerships were noted considering the rich potential and resources of the two countries. It was emphasized that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan is the largest among the countries of Central Asia. The parties also discussed humanitarian, transport, transit and inter-port cooperation, as well as the possibility of exporting electricity from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan.

At a joint meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Batyr Amanov and his colleagues, in which SOCAR President Rovshan Najaf also took part, good prospects for the further development of cooperation in the energy sector were noted. Strong ties have been established in this sector, which is one of the main areas of Azerbaijani-Turkmen cooperation. The parties discussed the energy partnership issues on the agenda, the current state of cooperation on energy exchange and the joint development of the Dostlug carbon deposit.