At the initiative of the Russian side telephone conversation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov with the vice-chairman of Cabinet Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rasheed Meredov took place on August 12.

During conversation parties discussed interaction in Caspian region, and also some topical issues of the bilateral agenda, including cooperation in trade and economic and humanitarian spheres.

Earlier at a meeting with leaders of Iran and Azerbaijan in Baku the president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin told that Moscow was ready to discuss joint use of pipeline infrastructure for transportation of hydrocarbons of the Caspian Sea.

In the Turkmen part of the Caspian Sea the Russian company "ARETI" on terms of the contract about the partition of products realizes the project on working up of hydrocarbon resources of the perspective block 21.