Turkmenistan’s President in Pakistan for Talks on Pipeline

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ISLAMABAD — Turkmenistan’s president has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit that is likely to focus on a proposed gas pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and on to India.>br> The project, known as TAPI, is aimed at meeting the regional energy needs.
Pakistani state-run TV showed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif receiving Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Wednesday, complete with a military guard of honor. The rare visit is considered important, especially after Russia no more buys Turkmen gas.