The CGSS has jointly organized an Interactive Session in collaboration with the Embassy of Turkmenistan, Islamabad on “Turkmenistan – Heart of the Great Silk Road” on Monday at Islamabad Club, Islamabad.
The aim and focus of the session was to highlight and provide an opportunity for the participants to understand the importance of Turkmenistan as a pivotal part of the ancient Silk Rout
The session was chaired by Major General Hafiz Masroor Ahmed, (Retd) – Vice President Center for Global & Strategic Studies. He stated that Turkmenistan and Pakistan enjoy cordial relations, which are characterized by bonds of historical, cultural and religious affinity and mutual respect. Both sides attach great importance to the friendship between their people and the need to further strengthen their cooperation in diverse fields.
The ambassador of Turkmenistan, His Excellency Atadjan Movlamov has highlighted the progress and development of Turkmenistan. He said that the slogan, “Turkmenistan – Heart of the Great Silk Road”, reflects the concept of modern development of the country, which is based on centuries-old historical experience, cultural traditions, rich spiritual heritage and human values. The Great Silk Road is considered to be one of the successful achievements of ancient civilizations. Turkmenistan pays special attention to the popularization of the phenomenon of the Great Silk Route as a factor, connecting the nations and cultures.
Dr. Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan, Regional Expert said, Turkmenistan & CIS has highlighted the Energy Policy of Turkmenistan. He stated that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan and India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline confirms valuable contribution of energy policy of Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan, possessing one of the largest energy potential in the world, strives for the establishment of stable structure of the global energy security. Turkmenistan has the world’s fourth largest estimated reserves of natural gas. Turkmenistan strives to give its unlimited energy resource potential to the disposal of the mankind, realizing the energy policy based on the principles of combined modernization of fuel and energy complex and diversification of energy supplies to the world markets.