Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday expressed confidence that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project would usher in an era of regional cooperation, development and prosperity.
Addressing the signing ceremony of TAPI Joint Implementation Plan, the premier said the project was of utmost importance for the development of the four countries and the region.
Sharif said the project would help the region to secure natural gas to concrete assurances and mutually agreed terms and conditions.
He mentioned that in view of global situation, energy had become a real challenge.
“For a developing country like Pakistan, there is a need for speedy actions to explore the options for energy,” he said.
PM Shehbaz directed his team to do everything to pace up the planning and execution of the TAPI project.
He said Pakistan and Turkmenistan were ready to expand relations in diverse areas and boost their cooperation.
On the occasion, PM Shehbaz witnessed the signing of the TAPI Joint Implementation Plan.
State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik and Turkmenistan’s State Minister and Chairman of TurkmenGas, Maskat Babayev inked the accord.