Nawaz Sharif leaves for Turkmenistan to discuss gas pipeline

20 May, 2015 10:29 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday reached Turkmenistan on a two-day official visit.

As per reports, the Premier is expected to hold one-on-one meeting with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to hold discussions on mutual co-operation. He will also lead the Pakistani side in delegation-level talks with Turkmenistan.

The major purpose of this visit is said to be the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. Also, a number of agreements and MOUs of cooperation in diverse fields such as trade and economy are expected to be signed.

In his pre-departure statement, PM Nawaz said that Pakistan attaches great importance to enhancing its relations with Central Asian republics. “The government has a vision of increasing energy, trade and rail and road links with Central Asian states,” he said.


The PM will also visit Kyrgyzstan where he will hold meeting with the Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev. During the delegation-level talks the two sides will discuss issues of mutual cooperation in various fields.

A few MoUs and agreements are likely to be signed during the visit.

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