Pakistan and Turkmenistan Bolster Commitment to Accelerate TAPI Gas Pipeline Project
Islamabad: In a high-level diplomatic exchange, Pakistan and Turkmenistan have jointly pledged to intensify efforts to expedite the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline project. Ambassador of Turkmenistan, Atadjan Movlamov, recently engaged in discussions with Pakistan’s Interim Federal Minister for Energy, Muhammad Ali, to assess the progress of this critical energy infrastructure initiative.
Minister Ali, underlining the paramount significance of natural gas to Pakistan’s economic vitality, stressed the need for a proactive approach to meet the nation’s rapidly escalating energy requirements. He emphatically reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to the TAPI project, anticipating the Host Government Agreement (HGA) finalization through mutual consensus by October.
Additionally, Minister Ali pointed to the frequent meetings of the working group responsible for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) electricity project as an essential driver of its rapid advancement.
This renewed commitment reflects a significant milestone in securing a stable energy supply and fostering enhanced regional cooperation. It strengthens bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkmenistan and augments prospects for bolstered economic development and regional connectivity, making the TAPI Gas Pipeline project a pivotal component of South Asia’s energy landscape.
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