President Mamnoon, Turkmen counterpart agree to strengthen bilateral ties

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APP35-20 DUSHANBE: June 20 - President Mamnoon Hussain in a meeting with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. APP

DUSHANBE, June 20 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain and President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan on Wednesday agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in different fields of life including trade and economy.
They also agreed on early implementation TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline project.
Agreement to this effect was reached between the two leaders during a meeting held here on the sidelines of high level international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-28 being hosted by Tajikistan.
Senior officials from the two sides were also present in the meeting.
President Mamnoon said in order to boost bilateral trade there was a need to have enhanced interaction and contacts between the two countries’ private sectors and chambers of commerce.
He also stressed the need of holding trade exhibitions in both the countries to explore trade and investment opportunities.
The President of Turkmenistan agreed with the proposals of President Mamnoon and desired to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in every field.
President Mamnoon said Pakistan supports Tajikistan’s policy of non-alignment.