The 4th Session of the Pakistan-Turkmenistan Joint Governmental Commission begins in Islamabad on Thursday.   

The two-day session will be co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.       

The meeting will focus on measures for trade enhancement and ways to intensify bilateral cooperation in diverse fields including agriculture, communications, Information Technology, education, science and technology, industries, media and culture.    

Radio Pakistan's correspondent says collaboration in the energy sector is a crucial component of the bilateral relationship.

Pakistan and Turkmenistan are engaged in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, which holds huge potential for meeting Pakistan’s energy needs. Besides, the two countries are working on a project for the import of electricity from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan.      

The two countries are also focused on measures for enhanced connectivity including air and land linkages to promote trade, travel, tourism and people-to-people contacts.

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