When: 3 May 2010
Press release, 4 May 2010: OSCE-supported conference in Ashgabat discusses energy co-operation in Central Asia
The Government of Turkmenistan and the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, in co-operation with the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, welcome you to this conference on Strengthening regional co-operation in Central Asia for promoting stable and reliable energy within Eurasia, taking place in Ashgabat, 3-4 May 2010.
In 2008, Turkmenistan sponsored UN General Assembly Resolution A/63/201 (63rd Session) which stressed the importance of reliable and stable transit of energy for ensuring sustainable development and international co-operation.
In July 2009, an OSCE conference held in Bratislava mapped the field of co-operation in different aspects of energy security. Participants underlined the strong and growing interdependence between energy producers and energy consumers, again highlighting the role of energy transit countries.
This conference, specifically addressing energy interdependence in Central Asia, seeks to facilitate dialogue between representatives of the OSCE participating States, international organizations, energy companies operating in the region, as well as leading international energy experts.
The aim is to explore the design of a legal framework for reliable and stable energy flows in Central Asia. This will include assessing the prospects for the development of energy in Central Asia, and for the emergence of a regional energy market. Participants will also discuss energy transport principles acceptable to producer, transit and consumer countries.