Islamabad, January 30, 2019 (PPI-OT): Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that Petroleum Division will support TAPI at all levels. He said this during meeting the Ambassador of Turkmenistan, Atadjan Movlamov on Wednesday at Petroleum Division. Matters pertaining to mutual interest between both the countries came up for discussion. The Turkmen Ambassador appreciated the progress being made in Pakistan on the Turkmenistan Pakistan India Afghanistan (TAPI) Gas pipeline. Federal Minister Khan assured the Ambassador that Pakistan remains fully committed to the successful implementation of the TAPI Gas pipeline project.
He termed the project vital to Pakistan’s energy portfolio and a catalyst for closer regional integration, peace and harmony. In the near future Petroleum Division and TAPI Pipeline Corporation will sign an essential document .The Ambassador said that economy of Turkmenistan depends upon oil and gas. Through TAPI Pakistan will receive 1300 million cubic feet gas.
Through this pipeline Turkmenistan will provide gas to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan. The Ambassador emphasized to the Honourable Minister that his country is cognizant of the close mutual bonds of friendship, brotherhood and mutual cooperation that exists between both the countries. Federal Minister Khan reciprocated these sentiments. Mubeen Saulat, MD, ISGS was also present in the meeting.
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