Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2016

PM Sharif & Turkmen President discuss regional projects


MURREE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Thursday arrived in Murree and discussed regional projects.

According to officials, the two leaders were briefed about regional connectivity projects by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal and the Chairman National Highway Authority.

President of Turkmenistan arrived in Pakistan yesterday on a two-day official visit.

The President of Turkmenistan is accompanied by Ministers, senior officials and a high-level business delegation.

The visit is part of the regular high-level exchanges between the two brotherly countries.

A business forum comprising Turkmen and Pakistani businessmen will also be organized on the sidelines of the visit.

The relations between Pakistan and Turkmenistan are warm and cordial from historical, cultural, religious, political and economic perspective.

The visit of Turkmen President will provide a good opportunity to review the decisions taken during last two visits of the Prime Minister to Turkmenistan in 2015 as well as exchange views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

A Joint Communique and several MoUs will be signed during the visit.

The visit provides an opportunity to highlight the importance Pakistan attaches to the TAPI Gas Pipeline Project and our commitment to its early completion.

The leadership will also exchange views on the measures for early implementation of the MoU signed in December 2015 during the visit of the Prime Minister to Turkmenistan for import of electricity from Turkmenistan.

These mega energy projects will facilitate endeavours by the government to reduce energy deficit in Pakistan and also contribute to regional integration for socio-economic development, peace and stability.


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