Friday, 16 March 2012
New Trans-Caspian Pipeline talks finish
The Turkmen state media service only gave a bland statement on Turkmenistan's “responsible approach to international cooperation in the energy sector." A new discussion will be held next month, again to discuss technical aspects of the pipeline.
Without a political discussion which tackles the elephant in the room – Russian and Iranian opposition – the original June deadline for the completion of talks looks increasingly unlikely.
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