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Swaraj meets Turkmenistan counterpart;discusses enhancing bilateral co-op

Press Trust of India  |  Samarkand (Uzbekistan) 

on Sunday met Foreign Minister of Rasit Meredow on the sidelines of the India-Dialogue here and discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation across sectors.

Swaraj arrived in the ancient city of on Saturday on a two-day visit to to attend the first India-Dialogue, which focussed on a plethora of regional issues including enhancing connectivity to war-ravaged

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj met the Foreign Minister of Rasit Meredow on the sidelines of the India-Dialogue in # Discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation across sectors," tweeted.

enjoys close, friendly and historical ties with and the two countries are part of the ambitious TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- PakistanIndia) pipeline project.

Turkmenistan, which sits on the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, started building its section of the pipeline in December 2015. The will have a capacity to carry 90 million standard cubic metres a day (mmscmd) gas for 30 years.

The project will bring clean fuel to the growing economies of and It will provide energy-hungry gas to run its power plants.

Under the pipeline project, and India will be provided 1.325 each and will be getting a share of 0.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) gas.

visited Turkmenistan in July 2015 during which a number of documents were signed between the two sides. It was a historic visit given that an Indian had visited Turkmenistan after 20 years.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:20 IST