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Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived in Islamabad this morning on a two-day official visit to Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warmly welcomed the distinguished guest at the Nur Khan Airbase on arrival. 

Minister in Waiting Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

A twenty-one gun salute was given as the visiting President alighted from his plane. 

During the visit, he will hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain on issues pertaining to bilateral relations and cooperation in diverse fields.

They will also discuss regional and international matters of mutual interests.

The two sides are expected to review progress on Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.

The ground breaking of the 1814 kilometer long pipeline was performed during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif' s visit to Ashgabat in December last year.

The leadership will also exchange views on the measures for early implementation of the MoU signed in December last during the visit of the Prime Minister to Turkmenistan for import of electricity from Turkmenistan .

A business forum comprising Turkmen and Pakistani businessmen will also be organized on the sidelines of the visit.


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