Alvi discusses issues of mutual interest with Turkmenistan’s President Berdimuhamedov
September 20 2020 12:06 AM
President Alvi


President Dr Arif Alvi has said that important bilateral issues came under discussion during his telephone conversation with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, the president said that it was a pleasure talking with Berdimuhamedov.
On Friday Alvi exchanged views with Berdimuhamedov on Pakistan-Turkmenistan bilateral relations, implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project, and the TAP Power Transmission lines.
“He reminded me that we both are dentists by profession, and that the last four alphabets in our title refer to our profession. The talks were very substantive,” the president further tweeted.
According to a press release of the President’s Media Office on Friday, the two leaders expressed satisfaction over the existing relationship and emphasised the need to further strengthen and diversify trade, economic and energy co-operation.
Underlining the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Alvi said that the corridor would boost regional connectivity, and that countries of the region, particularly Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics, would tremendously benefit from its road and railway infrastructure.
He also highlighted the importance of the Gwadar seaport, which offers shortest route to Turkmenistan.
He suggested early finalisation of a memorandum of understanding on a sister-port relationship between the ports of Gwadar and Turkmenbashi.
Alvi also highlighted the alleged human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Berdimuhamedov has proposed online meetings of existing institutional mechanisms between the two countries.

Last updated: September 20 2020 12:07 AM

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