President calls for early operationalization of TAPI project


Islamabad: Sep 19, 2020 (TNS): President Dr. Arif Alvi has underscored the need of early operationalization of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project that would go a long way in further strengthening bilateral relations between the Pakistan and Turkmenistan.

He expressed these views during a telephonic conversation with President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The two leaders exchanged views on Pakistan-Turkmenistan bilateral relations, implementation of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project, and TAP Power Transmission lines.

They expressed satisfaction over the existing relationship and emphasized the need to further strengthen and diversify trade, economic and energy cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

Underlining the significance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Dr. Arif Alvi said the Corridor would boost regional connectivity and countries of the region, particularly Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics, would tremendously benefit from its road and railway infrastructure.

The President also highlighted the importance of Gwadar seaport which offered shortest route to Turkmenistan.

He suggested early finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding on sister port relationship between the ports of Gwadar and Turkmenbashi.

The President also highlighted the brutalities and human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces against the innocent population of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

On the occasion, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed online meetings of existing institutional mechanisms between the two countries.