Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has said Pakistan attaches high priority, to timely completion of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project.     

He stated this at a meeting with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly  Berdimuhamedov, held on the sidelines of centenary celebrations for Canakkale battles at Istanbul.

The President said the project is cost effective and provides an opportunity for enhancing bilateral cooperation, between Pakistan and Turkmenistan.           

He said improved rail and road connectivity will not only help in improving bilateral economic relations, but also facilitate Turkmenistan's access to the sea through Pakistan's sea ports.

Mamnoon Hussain said both counties can enter mutually beneficial joint ventures in areas like information technology, telecommunications, banking and construction.