The Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan, Atadjan Movlamov, called on the Federal Minister for Energy, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, to discuss the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Power and Petroleum (SAPM), Tabish Guhar, also attended the meeting.
Minister Azhar reiterated Pakistan’s strong desire to improve the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries. He said that natural resources, including natural gas from Turkmenistan, need to be explored for the mutual benefit of both countries, and expressed his satisfaction with the progress on the TAPI pipeline.
He also underscored the need for all the details of the gas transportation and supply agreements to be worked out to mutually benefit all the countries involved, and voiced a strong desire for and full commitment to the early completion and materialization of the project.
Ambassador Movlamov apprised the minister and SAPM about the salient features of the project and the progress made by Turkmenistan.
He informed them that the Herat Office strategy was being discussed with the TAPI member states by TPCL (TAPI Pipeline Company Limited), and affirmed that all the matters related to the project, including the financing and security of the pipeline, are being diligently worked out to ensure the smooth and timely completion of the project.