Turkish president receives US secretary of energy

Turkish President Abdullah Gul welcomed the United States Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and his delegation in Istanbul on Thursday.

Turkish president receives US secretary of energy

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Thursday welcomed the United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the accompanying delegation at Tarabya Palace in Istanbul.

According to a statement released from Turkish Presidency's official website, Gul said Turkey's relationship with the US was at a high level in many domains and energy was one of the basic elements of this cooperation.

Noting Turkey and the US had cooperated in projects which enabled transportation of hydro-carbon sources in the Caspian region to the world markets, Gul added this cooperation contributed to Turkey's energy security with the projects of Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Gas Pipeline.

The president said that natural gas sources in the Middle Mediterranean would contribute to the solution of issues which has been ongoing in the region and should be used in a way to reinforce the regional cooperation spirit as well.

Gul also pointed out relations with Iraqi government on energy including mass energy infrastructure projects should further be developed.

The US Energy Secretary, in addition, said there existed concrete examples of energy projects which indicated cooperation of Turkey and US in energy, adding the support of US Turkey's visionary stance in the regional and global sense.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his spouse Hayrinnusa Gul later during the day attended a reception given by Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Sahin, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu and Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas were among the attendees.

Turkish energy minister meets Hungary's Kovacs, BP's Cook

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Sources Taner Yildiz on Thursday separately met with Pal Kovacs, Hungary's Minister of State for Climate Change and Energy and Al Cook, BP's Vice President of Shah Deniz in Istanbul.

The metings were held within the scope of the 5th Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit.

All meetings were held closed to press.

Last Mod: 22 Kasım 2013, 11:30
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