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Turkmen leader to visit Pakistan to enhance trade ties

Turkmen leader to visit Pakistan to enhance trade ties

ISLAMABAD: Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Malikgulyyewic Berdimuhamedow is coming Pakistan on two-day official visit from Wednesday (March 16) on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The prime minister visited Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat in December last year to ink Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline agreement and extended the invitation to the host president for the visit. He will be received by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Nur Khan Airbase on arrival as he will be travelling with a high-level delegation.

The two leaders will also discuss enhancing their trade ties and for improvement of working in the fold of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) of which both the counties are members. The objective of the ECO is to establish a single market for goods and services among the member countries of the region.