Turkmenistan ambassador calls on Janjua

Staff Report
Friday - February 9, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Turkmenistan ambassador Atadjan Mavlamov called on national security adviser (NSA) lieutenant general Nasser Khan Janjua, on Thursday, matters pertaining to promotion of bilateral relations, defence cooperation and overall regional security situation came under discussion.

According to an official statement, NSA warmly welcomed the guest and said that Turkmenistan is a brotherly Muslim country and Pakistan attaches great importance to cordial and cooperative relations with Turkmenistan.

Both countries have immense potential to expand the spectrum of bilateral relation, Janjua added.

Mavlamov said that Pakistan and Turkmenistan share historic, cultural and religious bonds. Over the years both Pakistan and Turkmenistan had successfully developed excellent diplomatic relations. “Our leadership is keen to strengthen these ties further by extending cooperation in multiple areas including political, defence and economic sector such as trade and energy,” he added.

Turkmenistan ambassador stressed the need of increasing the momentum of bilateral meetings to strengthen cooperation. Discussing Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, Mavlamov said that Turkmenistan considers Pakistan as a strategic partner for this project and is ready to cooperate more with Pakistan in the energy sector.

He highlighted the fact that the two countries shared views on major regional and international issues concerning peace and security.

Janjua said that cooperation in energy sector is a big lead forward. “Pakistan can offer connectivity to Turkmenistan and together we can multiply our economic potential as well,” he added.

Both sides agreed to take steps to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.