No. 03



Turkmenistan And Russia Fail To Reach Agreement On Gas Deal

Turkmenistan and Russia failed to reach agreement on the terms of a natural gas dealduring two days of talks between the Turkmen President Sapamurat Niyazov and Russian PrimeMinister Viktor Chernomyrdin in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, that ended on 14 January.Moscow is keen to hold sway over the export of crude oil and natural gas from the formerSoviet republics of Central Asia, especially in light...