Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Afghanistan Hoja Ovezov and Executive Director of TAPI Pipeline Company Limited Muhammetmyrat Amanov held a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, National Defense and the Directorate General of Intelligence of Afghanistan, the press service of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Afghanistan reported on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the concept of security of the first phase of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project in Afghanistan.
Additionally, Turkmen envoy Ovezov and Executive Director of TAPI Pipeline Company Amanov met on Monday with Sheikh Shahabuddin Delawar, Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan.
The meeting discussed the implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline in Afghanistan, as well as the beginning of the land acquisition process.
They also exchanged views on the development of the gas distribution system in Herat province, which will be the first phase of the TAPI project in Afghanistan.
The TAPI pipeline is expected to carry 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas each year along a route stretching 1,800 km from Galkynysh, the world's second-biggest gas field in Turkmenistan, to the Indian city of Fazilka near the Pakistan border.