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ASHGABAT, April 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Issues of practical implementation of the projects of electric power and natural gas supplies to Pakistan were in the focus of a meeting of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar of Pakistan. She arrived in Ashgabat at the head of a representative delegation of her country to participate in a regular session of the joint Intergovernmental Turkmenian-Pakistani Commission, the press service of the government reports.
Discussing the energy projects, which are prioritized in bilateral cooperation, the Turkmenian president and the Pakistani foreign minister exchanged opinions on the situation in Afghanistan - - a transit country in these projects.
“Afghanistan is a bridge connecting our countries,” Hina Rabbani Khar said after a meeting with the Turkmenian president. “We have a common vision of the region’s future development. Turkmenistan and Pakistan are confident that only promoting peaceful processes, it is possible achieve 100-perecent stability in this country and the whole region. It is a very complex task, but, nevertheless, we are ready to work on it,” the minister stressed.
In November 2011, Ashgabat and Islamabad agreed on the purchase and sale of 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year. This is fixed in the Joint Declaration on the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline project. As the News International of Pakistan recently reported, the two countries “plan to sign on April 18 an agreement on the purchase and sale of gas (GSPA) within the framework of the TAPI gas pipeline project. The Turkmenian press has reported nothing about it until now.
According to the TAPI Leading Council, the approximate cost of the gas pipeline amounts to 7.8 billion dollars and its pumping capacity is 33 billion cubic meters a year.