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President of Turkmenistan receives Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
17 Feb
President of Turkmenistan receives Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

On February 16, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Turkmenistan Irfan Ahmed, who presented credentials to the President of Turkmenistan.

Emphasizing the great importance attached to cooperation with the countries of the Central Asian region, in particular with Turkmenistan, the ambassador expressed the deep interest of his country in the further progressive development of interstate cooperation that meets common goals and interests.

Thanking for the kind words and conveying greetings to the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the diplomat on his appointment and wished him success in further strengthening interstate cooperation, successfully developing on a bilateral and multilateral basis, including within the framework of major international organizations and structures.

Particular attention was paid to the project for the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline, aimed at reviving the Great Silk Road in a new format and improving the well-being of the peoples of Southeast Asia.

Reaffirming Pakistan’s high interest in accelerating the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline and laying Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power lines, fiber-optic communication lines, the Ambassador expressed confidence that the implementation of this ambitious project would contribute to the development of economic cooperation in the regional and international level.

Particular attention was paid to trade and economic relations, which have great prospects, taking into account the increased mutual interest and complementarity of the national economies of the two countries, which have impressive potential. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Pakistani Commission should play an important role in this area.

Expressing gratitude to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the active concern about the issues of Turkmen-Pakistani cooperation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Irfan Ahmed assured that he would apply every effort to further strengthen interstate relations that meet common interests.