President Zardari called for early completion of TAPI pipeline

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ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday called for the early completion of the TAPI Gas Pipeline to help meet Pakistan’s energy needs, ARY News reported.

Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan Atadjan Movlamov called on President Zardari where the two discussed matters of mutual respect, according to a President House press release.

During the talks, the president of Pakistan called for the early finalisation of the Transit Trade Agreement with Turkmenistan to further boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

According to President Zardari, the agreement, once signed, would help expand trade, promote regional connectivity as well as enhance economic activities in the region.

Ambassador Movlamov congratulated President Zardari on assuming the office of the President for the second time as both sides expressed a desire for the early completion of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline, which would not only support Pakistan’s economy but would also help meet its energy needs.

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