President calls for finalization of TTA with Turkmenistan to boost bilateral ties

President Asif Ali Zardari has called for an early finalization of the Transit Trade Agreement with Turkmenistan to further boost bilateral cooperation.

He was talking to Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan Atadjan Movlamov, who called on him in Islamabad on Monday.

The President said that the agreement, once signed, would help expand trade, promote regional connectivity as well as enhance economic activities in the region.

The Ambassador congratulated the President on assuming the office of the President for the second time.

Both sides expressed the desire for the early completion of the TAPI Gas Pipeline, which would not only support Pakistan’s economy but would also help meet its energy needs.

Welcoming the Ambassador, the President said that Pakistan attaches special value to its bilateral relations with Turkmenistan.

He expressed Pakistan’s desire to work with Turkmenistan to further enhance mutually beneficial cooperation.

The President highlighted that the existing volume of trade between the
two countries need to be improved for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Source: Radio Pakistan