Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: Our common decision to call this field “Dostlug” has a deep symbolic meaning
- 21 January 2021
It is a very important day in the traditionally friendly and fraternal relations between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. The Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan are signing a Memorandum of Understanding on joint exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources of the “Dostlug” field in the Caspian Sea, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a meeting through video conferencing with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in connection with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of Turkmenistan on joint exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources of the “Dostlug” field in the Caspian Sea, APA reports.
"This document, which is the result of many years of work between our countries, is aimed at strengthening cooperation and mutual understanding in the field of energy, unlocking the joint potential of the two largest energy states, creating the most favorable conditions for sustainable energy, and further reinforcing our mutually beneficial and international partnership.
As you may know, during my official visit to Baku in March 2020, we discussed and analyzed in detail the opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of energy in the Caspian Sea. As a result, an agreement was reached on joint work on one of the largest hydrocarbon fields in the Caspian Sea. It was emphasized that the main principles of this activity will be solidarity, mutual respect and support. Therefore, our common decision to call this field “Dostlug” has a deep symbolic meaning. There is no doubt that the above-mentioned agreements and decisions will go down in the history of our relations and states as a shining example of true good neighborliness, responsibility and foresight, equality of rights and consideration of each other's interests. They will, of course, further strengthen the friendship and brotherhood between the peoples of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, as well as between our countries," added Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov