Talking to the media following his meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the foreign minister said the project was expected to create 2,000 new employment avenues with immense opportunities.
- In near future, the convening of a meeting of foreign ministers from neighbouring states was under consideration to discuss the Afghan situation
- Pakistan and Turkmenistan would continue collaboration with special representatives from both sides to hold meetings on strengthening ties
The TAPI pipeline was 1st proposed over 30 years ago in a 1995 MoU between Turkmenistan and Pakistan.
The 1,814-km TAPI pipeline is expected to supply about 33 billion m3 of gas and is projected to run from the Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan to India, passing through Herat and Kandahar in Afghanistan, to Pakistan.
The state company of Turkemenistan, Turkmengas, is the main contributor to the project, responsible for financing $8.5 billion of the $10 billion costs as well as managing the TAPI pipeline.
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