Ashgabat, Islamabad mull prospects for co-op in energy, transportation
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 15
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of Pakistan Sartaj Aziz, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message.
During the meeting held in Ashgabat, the parties discussed the development of ties in the fuel and energy, and transport and communication fields. The two sides put forward proposals on combining activities in the energy system, transport and economic spheres aimed at realizing the economic opportunities of the countries of the Asian region.
Meanwhile, an exchange of views took place on the international agenda.
The Turkmen foreign minister expressed his commitment to the further development of effective multilateral cooperation within the framework of international organizations, including the UN, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), says the message.
At this stage, Turkmenistan and Pakistan are expanding fuel and energy cooperation.
In particular, the construction of the Turkmen section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline began in December 2015.
The total length of the TAPI pipeline will be 1,814 kilometers. A 214-kilometer section of the pipeline will run through Turkmenistan, a 774-kilometer section will run through Afghanistan and an 826-kilometer section will run through Pakistan to Fazilka settlement on the border with India. The pipeline’s annual capacity will be 33 billion cubic meters of gas.