During the 2-day visit both sides discussed issues around strengthening political relations and economic ties.
Afghanistan is expected to earn $500 million annually from this proje
Despite long delays primarily due to the situation in Afghanistan, none of the stakeholders has abandoned the project since the ground-breaking ceremony in Turkmenistan in 2015 and the inauguration of the Afghan leg of the project in 2018.
The 1814 km pipeline has been designed for a 30-year period and is expected to supply about 33 billion m3 of gas per year from Turkmenistan’s Galkynysh field through the Afghan cities of Herat and Kandahar, as well as the Pakistani cities Quetta and Multan.
The pipeline ends at the Indian city of Fazilka.
The state company of Turkemenistan, Turkmengaz, 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.
Meanwhile, Meredov has invited the Afghan FM to visit Turkmenistan.