ISLAMABAD: Pakistan remains fully committed to the successful implementation of the TAPI Gas pipeline project, as it is vital to Pakistan’s energy portfolio and a catalyst for closer regional integration, peace and harmony. “In the near future Petroleum Division and TAPI Pipeline Corporation will sign an essential document,” Federal Minister Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan at a meeting with Ambassador of Turkmenistan, Atadjan Movlamov on Wednesday, Press Information Department PID reported.[the_ad id="31605"]Matters pertaining to mutual interest between both the countries came up for discussion. Turkmen Ambassador appreciated the progress being made in Pakistan on the Turkmenistan Pakistan India Afghanistan (TAPI) Gas pipeline. The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI), also known as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, is a natural gas pipelinebeing developed by the Galkynysh – TAPI Pipeline Company Limited with participation of the Asian Development Bank. The pipeline will transport natural gas from the Galkynysh Gas Field in Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India. Construction on the project started in Turkmenistan on 13 December 2015, work on the Afghan section began in February 2018, and work on the Pakistani section was planned to commence in December 2018. [the_ad id="31605"] Federal Minister Khan assured the Ambassador that Pakistan remains fully committed to the successful implementation of the TAPI Gas pipeline project. He termed the project vital to Pakistan’s energy portfolio and a catalyst for closer regional integration, peace and harmony. In the near future Petroleum Division and TAPI Pipeline Corporation will sign an essential document . The Ambassador said that economy of Turkmenistan depends upon oil and gas. Through TAPI Pakistan will receive 1300 million cubic feet gas. Through this pipeline Turkmenistan will provide gas to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan. Mubeen Saulat, MD, ISGS was also present in the meeting.