ASHGABAT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Turkmenistan’s
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met here Friday and discussed
matters of bilateral interests (Turkmenistan News).
The two sides discussed matters related to Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI)
gas pipeline and re-establishing of air links between their countries, a statement
from the PM House said.
The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international
issues of mutual interest.
Earlier, the prime minister arrived here in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat
to lead the country’s delegation at the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Transport.
The prime minister is accompanied by his Advisor on National History and
Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.
The prime minister is undertaking the visit at the invitation of the president of
Turkmenistan, who is co-hosting the conference along with United
Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
The conference, likely to be attended by around 1,500 participants including
heads of state and government, ministers, civil society leaders and the UN officials,
will discuss promotion and the role of sustainable transport towards achievement
of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.