According to Pakistani media reports, the country’s Foreign Ministry has appointed new ambassadors to South Korea, Russia, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and in the near future they will go to the places of fulfillment of their diplomatic missions.
The new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Turkmenistan is Irfan Ahmed, who previously worked as an adviser and deputy head of the country’s diplomatic mission in Sweden.
His predecessor, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Turkmenistan, Murad Ashraf Janjua, held his post from August 2017 to July 2018, and currently Khalil Ahmet Bajwa is the interim ambassador.
Turkmenistan and Pakistan are steadily and consistently expanding their cooperation in the political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields. Both sides are actively cooperating in the promotion of multifaceted transport and energy projects, including the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, power lines and fiber-optic communications along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route.