PM leaves for Turkmenistan to attend Int’l conference, TAPI ground breaking
ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
on Saturday left for Turkmenistan on a two-day visit at the
invitation of the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly
He will attend the International Conference being convened in
Ashgabat to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s
Permanent Neutrality.A number of Heads of State and Government
would be attending the conference.
During the visit, 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 early
Pakistan will be able to import 1,325 MMcfd natural gas from
Turkmenistan and this project will help in mitigating energy deficit
In his bilateral interactions with the Turkmen President, the
Prime Minister will share Pakistan’s perspective on important
developments impinging on peace and security in the region and
reiterate Pakistan’s keen desire to sustain and expand bilateral
cooperation with Turkmenistan in trade, energy and defence.