Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke by phone with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov on Monday, exchanging views on bilateral ties as well as major regional and international concerns.
Foreign Minister Qureshi emphasised the need of expanding commercial and economic ties between Pakistan and Turkmenistan.
The two ministers agreed to strengthen the economic framework and called for an early meeting of the two nations’ Joint Economic Commission.
According to Qureshi, one of our aims is to promote regional relationships in order to achieve economic goals.
He underlined the significance of improving air, rail, and land linkages between the two nations, as well as strengthening people-to-people ties for a healthy bilateral relationship.
They discussed the status of the TAPI gas pipeline project’s implementation.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi complimented his counterpart on Turkmenistan’s presidency of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the organization’s 15th summit.
They emphasised their determination to continue efforts to get Afghanistan out of its economic crisis and to provide humanitarian aid to the country.
They agreed to develop bilateral connections in several areas and to expand bilateral collaboration on regional and international venues.