Turkmenistan a natural partner for CPEC extension: Habibullah Dadabhoy

Islamabad: Director Dadabhoy Group of Companies Habibullah Dadabhoy Wednesday underscored the importance for enhanced trade between Pakistan and Turkmenistan. “Turkmenistan is a natural partner for China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s extension,” Habibullah said at a conference organized by the Center for Peace, Security and Developmental Studies.

More than 12 ambassadors from the Central Asian countries attended to honour Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov. He said both the countries shared historical relations, as Pakistan was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Turkmenistan in December 1991.

Addressing on the occasion  Mr. Atadjan Movlamov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of Turkmenistan  said that “we look at Pakistan as a brotherly nation, where both countries can learn from each other on so many aspects, joint initiatives on trade and energy can benefit the citizens of both countries, while trade can make stronger bonds between the two nations, energy can fuel the economic growth.

President Center for Peace Security and Developmental Studies (CPSD), Lt. General R Agha Muhammad Umer Farooq, said that Pakistan has accorded approval to Turkmenistan for access to the warm water of Gwadar Port as well as Iran and Russia, thus providing Turkmenistan direct access to the Arabian Sea. This makes Turkmenistan a strategic allay of Pakistan for both trade and security paradigms.

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