President of Pakistan Arif Alvi said that his telephone conversation with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was very substantive. This is reported by ARR.
On his Twitter account, Alvi wrote: "It was a pleasure to talk with the President of Turkmenistan and continue our cordial discussions held in Baku."
During a telephone conversation on Friday, Arif Alvi and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov exchanged views on bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkmenistan, the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project and the TAP power transmission line.
"The talks were very substantive," Alvi tweeted.
Earlier, the press service of the President of Pakistan reported that the leaders of the two countries expressed satisfaction with the existing relations and stressed the need to further strengthen and diversify trade, economic and energy cooperation between the two fraternal countries.
Recall, according to the Pakistani edition of The News, on the same day in Islamabad, negotiations were held between the special assistant to the Prime Minister for oil Nadim Babar and the chief Executive officer and Chairman of the Board of “TAPI Pipeline company Ltd”, Muhammetmyrat Amanov, during which it was stated that Turkmenistan will remove the concern of the Pakistani side about the gas price and delivery point associated with the TAPI transnational gas pipeline project.
The project is under construction with Dec 2015, main TAPI gas pipeline length of more than 1.8 thousand kilometers will pass from the gas field “Galkynysh” in South Turkmenistan through the Afghan cities of Herat and Kandahar, Pakistani Quetta and Multan to Fazilka in the West of India. The planned capacity of the pipeline is designed to supply 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year.