The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project will have a positive impact on the integration of infrastructure in South and Central Asia, as this can strengthen energy security for both the supplier and buyers. About this an expert on Central Asia of the University of Glasgow Luke Ancheshi said to Azernews, Trend reports.
"The importance of the pipeline for the region is also linked to the potential stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan and its economy," the expert said.
The expert also expressed the opinion that the successful implementation of the TAPI project largely depends not on security problems in Afghanistan, but on financing issues. In this regard, Ancheshi said that “to promote the project, it is expedient for Turkmenistan to open a consortium for foreign companies, giving them shares in onshore gas fields”, the newspaper writes.