The 3rd TRANS-Caspian forum was held in the US capital, where delegates from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Turkey, Afghanistan and other countries discussed strengthening cooperation in the Caspian region. According to the news Agency MEDIA-TURKMEN ORIENT, the organizers of the meeting were made by Caspian political Centre (CPC) and the U.S. chamber of Commerce.
A separate discussion at the forum was devoted to the development of infrastructure in the Caspian sea, where the recently opened international seaport of Turkmenbashi plays a great role. This sea Harbor has opened up opportunities for Intercontinental sea transport to the black sea, the Middle East, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South Asia, reducing the distance and travel time. Its total annual capacity without oil products is more than 17 million tons of cargo, which makes the port of Turkmenbashi one of the largest in the Caspian region.
Much attention at the forum was paid to the role of the region in ensuring global energy security, as well as the potential for expanding the network of pipelines passing through the Caspian sea. The forum also touched upon such issues as investment in infrastructure in the Caspian region, strengthening the partnership between the US and the Caspian countries. The possibility of turning the TRANS-Caspian corridor into an innovation and technology center was discussed.