Islamabad, February 21, 2018 (PPI-OT):On the invitation of President of Turkmenistan and President of Afghanistan, Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan from 22-23 February 2018, to participate in the ground-breaking (link-up) ceremonies of Turkmenistan- Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, lines of electricity transmission and fibre optics. He will be accompanied by Minister of State for Energy, Mr. Jam Kamal Khan.
The ground-breaking ceremonies will be jointly attended by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President of Turkmenistan Mr. Gurbanguly Malikgulyevich Berdimuhamedov, President of Afghanistan Mr. Ashraf Ghani and Minister of State for External Affairs of India, Mr. M.J Akbar.
The first leg of the ceremony will be held in Serhetabat, Turkmenistan. During his stay the Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with the Turkmen President and also attend an Arts and Culture exhibition showcasing cultural performances and artistic pieces from the four member countries, including Pakistan, followed by the link-up ceremony where he will make a statement, alongwith leaders of other member states.
The Prime Minister will then proceed to Herat, Afghanistan on the same day to attend the Afghan leg of the ground breaking ceremony. The Prime Minister will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Afghan President after the ground breaking.
For more information, contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan