MEETING WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE OF THE PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
On October 8, 2019, a meeting was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan headed by the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Pakistan Armed Forces General Zubair Mahmood Hayat.
In the beginning of the talks, the parties noted with satisfaction the high level of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Pakistan based on the principles of equality, good neighborhood and mutual respect.
The parties discussed the bilateral ties in political, economic and humanitarian spheres. Particularly, the successful advancement of the multilateral transport and energy projects, such as the construction of “Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India” gas pipeline, as well as the electrical and fiber-optic communication lines on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route were underlined. The parties noted that the implementation of these projects will make a valuable input in social-economic development not only of the countries-participants of the projects, but also of the whole region.
During the meeting, the opportunities of expanding cooperation in the area of profile education and organization of visits of specialists for the exchange of expertise between the corresponding ministries and departments of Turkmenistan and Pakistan were also discussed.