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TAPI talks take place in Pakistan

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The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project is being discussed during the visit of Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Malikgulyyewic Berdimuhamedov to Pakistan this week.

Turkmenistan and Pakistan are reviewing progress on the TAPI gas pipeline project and are set to discuss the security of the gas pipeline project as it travels through war-torn Afghanistan.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to talk to Berdimuhamedov on bilateral relations and co-operation in diverse fields besides regional and international matters of mutual interests.

The ground breaking for the 1814 km TAPI pipeline, a project aimed at easing the energy deficit in South Asia, was performed in December last year in Turkmenistan.

The TAPI pipeline will have the capacity to carry 90 million m3/d gas for 30 years and is planned to become operational in 2018.

The two countries are also expected to sign a number of agreements for bolstering cooperation in diverse fields.

Edited from various sources by Elizabeth Corner

Sources: Economic TimesBusiness StandardDaily Pakistan

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