Uzbek & Turkmen Accent to Energy Plans


Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s relationship continues to improve with both sides reaching agreement on multiple energy infrastructure projects. The proposed projects will be a boon for regional relations, which have seen a marked improvement since the death of Uzbek strongman President Karimov. The main projects include plans to develop new hydrocarbon fields in the Caspian sea, using Uzbekistan’s energy infrastructure to supply Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan with Turkmenistan’s energy, and also discussing Uzbekistan’s potential involvement in the TAPI project. These projects have the potential to elevate one of the region’s major points of contention, energy supply. Although these agreements are still in the early stages they are a positive sign of improvement, although how either country will fund these costly ventures is still to be seen. 

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