On October 9, 2018 the Embassy of Turkmenistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan’s “Measac Research Center (MRC) for political studies” conducted a seminar dedicated to the “Strategic significance of TAPI Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project in the region” at multipurpose hall of Islamabad Club.
The chief guest of the event was State Minister for Parliamentary affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Muhammad Ali Khan. The event was also attended by Director General of Measac Research Center Mr. Muhammad Abdullah Gul, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in Pakistan, diplomats, scholars and experts of scientific-research institutes as well as Pakistan’s Media.
During this seminar held by the initiative of Pakistan’s Measac Research Center for political studies participants exchanged views on the implementation of TAPI gas pipeline project, which is region’s enormous gas main.
At the beginning in his introductory speech, Muhammad Abdullah Gul highly appreciated regional importance of TAPI gas pipeline. He underlined that this project is meant to connect peoples and to provide peace and stability in the region.
After that, expert of “Measac” research center Abdul Rahmad Bilal delivered a speech and made presentation on the technical features of TAPI gas pipeline project, its proposed route, financing issues and technical feasibility studies.
Then State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Ali Khan delivered speech and mentioned that TAPI project will become a bridge among the peoples.
In all speeches TAPI was praised as a project that will contribute to the economies of the regional states, will develop interregional cooperation, will facilitate economic integration and will provide peace and sustainability.
At the end of the event guests were offered Turkmen national food.