Turkmenistan, Pakistan Aim to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Turkmenistan, Pakistan Aim to Strengthen Bilateral Ties
During the phone conversation, Presidents of Turkmenistan and Pakistan discussed the implementation of the TAPI transnational gas pipeline project.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi on Friday, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH) reports.

The leaders expressed satisfaction with the high level of cooperation in the political sphere, including within the framework of authoritative international organizations.

The parties highlighted the progressive dynamics of cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, in particular the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline project.

To date, construction and installation works are under completion in Turkmenistan. Recently, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the selection of land plots on the Afghan site of the TAPI project with the aim to facilitate the intensification of work on the territory of the neighboring country.

During the conversation, both sides emphasized the successful implementation of the major project will give a new impetus to the economic development of the region, further bind two states with the bonds of good-neighborliness and cooperation and become an important factor in peace and stability.

In this regard, the two statesmen emphasized the importance of analyzing the general status of trade and economic relations and the dynamics of trade. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov suggested to hold a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Pakistani Commission in the nearest future.

In conclusion of the conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President Arif Alvi confirmed the mutual commitment of Turkmenistan and the Pakistan to build up a constructive dialogue across its entire spectrum.