Turkmenistan and Pakistan Discuss Implementation of Major Joint Projects

Turkmenistan and Pakistan Discuss Implementation of Major Joint Projects
Meeting between Turkmenistan's Ambassador to Pakistan Atajan Mowlamov and Coordinator of Trade and Industry of Pakistan's Prime Minister Rana Ihsan Afzal Khan's, June 15, Islamabad, Pakistan (Photo: newscentralasia.net)

Coordinator on Trade and Industry of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Rana Ihsan Afzal Khan and Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan Atajan Movlamov met in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss the implementation of major joint projects in the field of energy and communications.

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) electricity and fiber-optic communication line were among the major projects, the official Turkmen media reported.

The sides emphasized that the signing of the Joint Implementation Plan for the TAPI gas pipeline project on June 8, 2023, was a significant step towards advancing the implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline project. 

The parties emphasized that the TAPI and TAP projects will contribute to the prosperity of the region and the economic growth of Pakistan.

The meeting also discussed prospects for expanding trade and economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and Pakistan.

According to the Arab News, Pakistan received a shipment of 21 trucks carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, crossing through the Torkham border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.