China, Turkmenistan cooperation on energy
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov arrived in Beijing on Sunday to pay a three-day state visit to China as a guest of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
On Monday, Xi and Berdymukhamedov signed a string of deals, including an agreement of China-Turkmenistan cooperation, a joint declaration on developing and deepening the bilateral strategic partnership and development plans for 2014-2018.
During Tuesday’s meeting, Li said China and Turkmenistan have built the longest natural gas pipeline in the world and he hopes the two sides will launch the construction of new pipelines to increase trade.
Li said China will explore new areas of cooperation with the Turkmen side to make bilateral cooperation more sustainable, including oil and gas processing, equipment manufacturing, farming and agricultural products, telecommunications, high technology and transportation.