“China has imported a total of 250 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas,” said Sun Weidong, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Turkmenistan in an exclusive interview with “Turkmenportal” on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China celebrated on October 1.

China became the largest gas partner of our country after the gas pipeline with a length of more than 1800 km was put into operation in 2009, which passes through the territory of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and China. It is the longest cross-border gas pipeline in the world, it was named "energy silk road of the new century" and became a model of cooperation in the construction of " One belt, One road".

"On the one hand, the Chinese-Turkmen gas cooperation provides a long-term and stable source of natural gas for China, on the other hand it has opened a new way to diversify gas export routes, this has become an important source of foreign exchange earnings for Turkmenistan and has significantly contributed to its socio – economic progress,"said Sun Weidong .

According to the Ambassador, the Chinese side is ready to make joint efforts with the Turkmen side to expand and deepen bilateral energy cooperation, jointly ensure the safe and stable operation of the Turkmenistan – China gas pipeline, actively discuss cooperation in the fields of gas processing, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy, etc., as well as to promote the consistent development of energy cooperation between China and Turkmenistan.