PM to pay visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan today

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan today at the invitation of Presidents of Turkmenistan and of Afghanistan.  

He will participate in the groundbreaking ceremonies of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, lines of electricity transmission and fibre projects.

The ground-breaking ceremonies will be jointly attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Malikgulyevich Berdimuhamedov, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Minister of State for External Affairs of India M.J Akbar.

The Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with the Turkmen President and also attend an Arts and Culture exhibition showcasing cultural performances from the four member countries, including Pakistan, followed by the link-up ceremony where he will make a statement along with leaders of other member states.

The Prime Minister will then proceed to Herat, Afghanistan on the same day to attend the Afghan leg of the groundbreaking ceremony. The Prime Minister will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Afghan President after the groundbreaking.