Ashgabat, Kabul discuss TAPI gas pipeline project
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was discussed during a meeting with a delegation of Afghanistan headed by Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi.
The meeting was held at the Turkmen foreign ministry.
The sides also confirmed their mutual commitment to the further intensification of a bilateral dialogue, the Turkmen government said Jan. 18.
They discussed the situation in the region and the priorities of developing the Turkmen-Afghan cooperation in various fields.
An important role of the interstate cooperation in trade-economic, fuel-energy and transport sectors was stressed during the meeting.
Turkmenistan started constructing the TAPI gas pipeline December 13, 2015 with a project capacity up to 33 bcm of gas per year.
The basic document for the TAPI is Ashgabat's interstate agreement of the member-states signed in 2010.