The statement was made by the head of the MFA of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi after the meeting with Turkmen president Berdimuhamedov.
On August 26, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in an interview with journalists after a meeting with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, pointed out the prospects of the TAPI gas pipeline project. According to him, it will bring great benefits to Afghanistan, as reported by the Daily Times.
The official drew attention to the fact that the IRA will receive one billion dollars as transit fee and royalty after the launch of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. He added that the implementation of the project will create 2,000 new jobs.
Shah Mahmoud Qureshi emphasized that Islamabad fully supports Ashgabat in the construction of the above-mentioned pipeline. The minister noted that TAPI will benefit the entire region.
During the meeting, Berdimuhamedov and the Pakistani official discussed the prospects for expanding interstate cooperation in energy, transport, and communication. Particular attention was paid to the importance of laying power lines and fiber-optic communications along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route.
Earlier the Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) has indicated its interest in the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline.