CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

China, Turkmenistan vow to expand energy cooperation

03-01-2011 20:33 BJT

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and his Turkmenian counterpart Baymyrat Hojamuhammedov on Tuesday pledged to further all-round cooperation, especially in energy sector.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) meets with Turkmenian Deputy Prime Minister
Baymyrat Hojamuhammedov, who is visiting China as special envoy of Turkmenian
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, in Beijing, capital of China, March 1,
2011. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)

They inked an inter-governmental agreement on Chinese loan to the Turkmenian gas giant, Turkmengazi State Concern, after their meeting in Beijing.

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with Hojamuhammedov, who is visiting China as special envoy of Turkmenian President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, at the Great Hall of the People after the agreement was signed.

The details of the agreement was not available at the signing ceremony but China has been a major buyer of the Central Asian state's gas and oil.

"China regards Turkmenistan a sincere friend and reliable partner," Wang said at the meeting with Hojamuhammedov, highlighting sound political ties and fruitful cooperation in such sectors as trade, energy and finance.

He urged the two sides to further gas cooperation, expand cooperation in transportation, telecommunication and infrastructure construction fields.

Hojamuhammedov said his country attaches great importance to the friendly cooperation with China and will take measures to bolster such cooperation.

Wang and Hojamuhammedov are co-chairmen of a China-Turkmenistan cooperation committee.


Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program