On September 20, Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received Pakistan’s Oil Minister Musadiq Masood Malik , the state information agency TDH reports .
The publication does not provide details of the negotiations, limiting itself to phrases that the parties discussed bilateral cooperation, as well as the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and fiber-optic communications along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route.
The head of state noted that Turkmenistan has an impressive hydrocarbon potential, initiates and successfully implements large infrastructure projects together with foreign partners.
The Pakistani Oil Ministry does not report on the meeting . There is also no news about this on the official Twitter accounts of the department and the minister.
It should be noted that TAPI is the main economic project of Turkmenistan and Pakistan. In November 2021, Pakistani Economy Minister Omar Ayub Khan stated that work on the pipeline would not resume until the situation in Afghanistan stabilized.
In April 2022, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan, Atajan Movlamov , announced the readiness of Turkmenistan to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Pakistan.
On June 22, Islamabad hosted a meeting between the Minister of Defense of Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif , and the Ambassador of Turkmenistan, at which the latter noted that the countries have good potential for broad cooperation in the fields of defense and economy.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan