PM in Turkmenistan to attend Int’l conference, TAPI ground breaking
ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN, Dec 12 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad
Nawaz Sharif arrived here Saturday on a two-day visit at the
invitation of President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
On his arrival at the airport, the Prime Minister was warmly
received by Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan.
Clad in traditional dresses, two children presented bouquets
and traditional bread to the Prime Minister.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will attend the
International Conference being convened in Ashgabat to celebrate the
20th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s Permanent Neutrality.
The Prime Minister would also participate in the ground breaking
ceremony of “Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project” along with the Presidents of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Indian leadership.
The Prime Minister’s visit would provide a good opportunity for
Pakistan to reaffirm its support for Turkmenistan’s long standing
policy of permanent neutrality.
The visit would also highlight the importance of Pakistan
attaches to the TAPI Gas Pipeline Project and commitment to its