ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan and Pakistan exchanged opinions on partnership perspectives and opportunities in the migration area, Turkmenistan’s State Migration Service said in a message on Friday.

During the meeting held in Ashgabat, the parties discussed the issues of visa and invitations registration for Pakistani citizens.

It was noted that the long term bilateral cooperation between the countries, connected not only geographically, but also by extensive historical background, common culture and spiritual traditions, has recently reached a fundamentally new level in such key areas as energy, transport, agriculture and health.

“A strong legal framework, created in the last decades, that includes a number of documents signed at various levels, as well as bilateral agreements reached during regular meetings of a high level, provides a solid foundation for progressive development of the Turkmen-Pakistani cooperation at a new historical stage,” the message said.

Ashgabat and Islamabad are interested in implementation of large joint projects. One such example is a large project on construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline, initiated by Turkmenistan and launched in December 2015, which aims to provide long term supplies of Turkmen natural gas to the largest countries in South Asia.