Pakistan supports gas pipeline from Turkmenistan

Apr 13, 2005 02:00 AM

Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf expressed Pakistan's support for Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan gas pipeline project and said the country is open to all options with regard to its finalization.
"We will import gas to fulfil energy requirements for our fast-growing economy in both agricultural and industrial sectors," Musharraf was telling a tripartite delegation of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan gas pipeline project in Rawalpindi, the twin city of Islamabad. The project would benefit all three countries, he said.

The delegation briefed Musharraf about the Asian Development Bank -- assisted feasibility of the pipeline project, the report said. They told Musharraf about the progress in deliberations on the project, saying the three countries had productive discussions on the project, it said.
The delegates included Turkmen Minister of Oil and Gas Industry Amangedi Pudakov, Afghan Minister for Mine and Industries, Engineer Muhammad Sadiq, and Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Amanullah Khan Jadoon.

Source: Xinhua
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