The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Ashgabat Said Osman Ahmed Suweid in an interview with the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper announced his country's support for the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, the website Turkmenistan Golden Age reports.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shares with Turkmenistan the vision of the importance of global energy stability and diversification of energy supplies to world markets through large-scale projects such as the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline,” the diplomat said. - The Kingdom is cooperating in this direction and supports this ambitious project, as it will have a significant positive impact on economic and social development.
The construction of the TAPI gas pipeline with a total length of 1814 kilometers and a capacity of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year began at the end of 2015 on the territory of Turkmenistan. The project was once approved by such countries as Russia, the USA, as well as a number of international financial institutions, including the Asian Development Bank.