In Ashgabat on August 18, 2017 the regular 5th meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Pakistani commission took place, for participation in which in the capital the representative delegation of Pakistan arrived. It is reported on the website of Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.
A cochairman of the commission from the Turkmen side was the Vice-chairman of Cabinet council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov. The Pakistani side was headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Mr. Khavaja Muhammad Asif.
On the agenda of the meeting in which heads and leading experts of a number of the ministries and departments of both states took part was the wide range of the questions concerning the priority directions of further partnership. The parties analysed results of joint operation on implementation of the available interstate arrangements.
During the meeting parties considered questions of development of trade and economic relations between the countries and noted positive dynamics of growth of mutual trade in recent years. Having noted productive results of the Turkmen-Pakistani business forum and exhibition of the textile, medical and food industry of Turkmenistan on March 16-18, 2016 in Islamabad, the parties discussed possibilities of holding such actions in the future.
During negotiations the role of the TAPI gas pipeline which is the important long-term energy project representing political, social and economic value for member countries was noted.
Also issues of a cooperation in the oil and gas sphere, power industry, transport and communication were discussed at the meeting. The parties noted interest in development of a cooperation in spheres of agricultural industry and the industry. The possibilities of further activization of a cultural and humanitarian cooperation were also considered.
By results of work of the joint intergovernmental commission the final protocol was signed.