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Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Calls For Greater Global Energy Cooperation

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Turkmenistan's Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov

Turkmenistan's Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov

NEW YORK -- Turkmenistan's Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov has called on the UN General Assembly to create "universal political and legal mechanisms governing global energy cooperation."

Speaking before the assembly in New York on September 27, Meredov said, "Turkmenistan suggests that the UN member-countries consider in great detail the idea of creating an international legal framework that would govern the functioning of an energy supply system."

He said such a framework should take into "due consideration the interests of hydrocarbon producers, transit and recipient nations."

Meredov added that, "as a first step in this direction during this session we consider it appropriate to prepare a draft resolution of the General Assembly on the establishment of an expert group to develop an appropriate UN multilateral document."
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