Indo -Turkmenistan Relation: Both countries Signed Seven Agreements
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held formal talks with
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow during which the two leaders
discussed a wide range of bilateral and regional issues.
They discussed ways to increase regional cooperation and
During comprehensive talks between Modi and Turkmenistan
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov both sides decided to intensify efforts
in dealing with threats of terrorism, organised crime and illegal
A total of seven
pacts were signed including an agreement on cooperation in the field of defence
and another on tourism.
The agreements were signed in the fields of defence, supply
of chemical products, foreign affairs, sports, science and technology, medicine
The TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) project
as a significant initiative in relationship between the two countries and
possibility of land-sea route through Iran for the pipeline should be explored.
The project was envisaged to take gas from Turkmenistan,
which holds the world's fourth-largest natural gas reserves, to India and Pakistan
A joint statement termed the TAPI project a "key
pillar" of economic engagement between India and Turkmenistan and said
both the leaders recognised that its implementation would have a
transformational impact on trade.
The Prime Minister arrived here after his three-day visit to
Ufa in Russia where he attended the BRICS and SCO Summits besides holding
bilateral talks with leaders of Pakistan, Russia and China.
Modi has already
visited Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and is going to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as
part of his eight-day visit to Central Asia.
An MoU signed for cooperation in the fertilizer sector will
enable long term arrangements for supply of fertilizers from Turkmenistan to