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PM says Turkmen gas to fully meet Pakistan’s needs

17 March 2016 16:31 (UTC+04:00)
PM says Turkmen gas to fully meet Pakistan’s needs

Turkmen gas will fully meet the needs of industrial sector of Pakistan’s economy, said Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

He made the remarks after talks with Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, said the Turkmen government in a message March 17.

Berdimuhamedov is on an official visit in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Speaking about the importance of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline – a major project of regional significance – Nawaz Sharif reiterated his country’s great interest in cooperating with Turkmenistan in energy sector.

In turn, Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of the TAPI gas pipeline. He said the gas pipeline will bring warmth to the homes of peoples of the close neighbor and brotherly countries, create great opportunities for further development of their economies, as well as help to increase the well-being of the people of Pakistan and create new jobs.

Berdimuhamedov also expressed confidence that the TAPI project will be successfully implemented and give an impetus to regional and global development in the near future.

The TAPI project’s implementation began in December 2015. The pipeline is planned to have a total length of 1,735 kilometers.

The main document for the TAPI, called the Ashgabat Interstate Agreement, was signed in 2010.

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