Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 230

Pakistani officials announced yesterday that Taliban leaders have agreed with Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Naimuddin Sheik, to support the projected pipeline that would bring Turkmen gas via Afghanistan and Pakistan to terminals on the Indian Ocean for export. They also agreed to upgrade the road which runs along the proposed pipeline route–a prerequisite for commencing the pipeline-laying work. Japan is among the potential importers of the gas. (Western agencies, Xinhua, December 9)

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