Tapi Gas pipeline project important for Pakistan: PM Abbasi

Islamabad: Terming the materialisation of TAPI pipeline  project as success of the vision and commitment of President Berdimuhamedov, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  has said  that it would add a new dimension to ties between the two countries. Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline was an important project for the cou­ntry due to its growing energy needs, says a statement.

The PM expressed these views during his meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuha­medov at Ruhiyet Palace in Mary, Turkmenistan. Prime Minister Abbasi arrived in Mary city earlier in the day on the invitation from the president to participate in the link-up ceremonies of TAPI pipeline and associated projects.

According to the statement both the leaders highlighted the importance of TAPI pipeline project and held fruitful discussions on subjects of mutual concern, including issues of regional security.  The prime minister appreciated the president’s vision of TAPI as a trade and transit corridor for gas, electricity transmission and fiber optic, connecting the region. He observed that the Gwadar Port would provide the most efficient access to the sea for Turkmenistan.



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