Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke on the phone, the Turkmen government said in a message Oct. 11.
The telephone conversation took place on Afghanistan’s initiative.
The Afghan president noted the importance of joint large-scale investment projects implemented in the fuel and energy, as well as transport sectors.
First of all, the sides discussed construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline.
TAPI will make it possible to deliver gas from Turkmenistan, which ranks fourth in the world for its gas reserves, to large and promising markets of South and Southeast Asia. The pipeline will run from Galkynysh – the largest gas field in Turkmenistan – through the Afghan cities of Herat and Kandahar, and finally reach the Fazilka settlement located near the India-Pakistan border. Read More…