Sartaj Aziz, National Security Adviser and adviser on the foreign policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan says that the transit trade related issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been solved and that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project will bring change.
While talking to reporters in Islamabad on Thursday, Sartaj Aziz said that the project will strengthen cooperation among the regional countries.
TAPI is a gas pipeline project that will deliver Turkmenistan’s gas to Afghanistan and then from Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.
In the 21st TAPI summit in Kabul, the representatives from the ministries of mine and petroleum of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India will discuss the start date of the project.
Rafi Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan says if representatives reach an agreement on the start date of the project in today’s gathering, the project will be completed in 2018.
He said that Afghanistan will get $300m every year from its transit.
Sartaj Aziz while talking to reporters also said that Pakistan will build a motorway from Peshawar to Kabul and develop railway link with Afghanistan.