The Embassy of Turkmenistan and the Oxbridge Society jointly organized the Oxbridge lecture “Strategic Importance of TAPI in the Region”

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The Embassy of Turkmenistan and the Oxford and Cambridge Trust (Oxbridge) jointly organized the Oxbridge lecture on “Strategic Importance of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) Pipeline in the Region”. Mr.. Irshadullah Khan, the secretary general of Oxbridge, the Oxford and Cambridge Society welcomed the audiences and Mr. Muhammetmyrat Amanov, CEO and Chairman of Board of Directors of “TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd., Turkmenistan was the guest speaker. Mr. Amanov shared that TAPI is one of the most important projects in the region. He said the price of gas provided through this pipeline would significantly be lower as compared to the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Mr. Amanov shared that Afghanistan has made serious commitment to provide foolproof security to the staff of project. “From political point of view, I believe that all countries, including the United States and China, are supportive of this project. Moreover, Russian, Japanese and American machinery and support is being used in the project,” he added.

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline is a 1,814KM trans-country natural gas pipeline running between four countries. Also known as the Peace Pipeline, the TAPI pipeline will begin in Turkmenistan and traverse Afghanistan to reach Pakistan and India. Turkmenistan has already completed the construction of gas pipeline in its section, following which a ground breaking ceremony was performed in February this year at the Turkmen border city of Serhetabat to take the pipeline to Afghanistan.

The Ambassador of Turkmenistan and the Dean of Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Atadjan Movlamov also spoke on this occasion in full support of TAPI. At the end of question and answer session; Atadjan Movlamov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Pakistan expressed thanks to all participants.

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