Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, walks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his arrival at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo)
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Leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India during a ceremony in the Turkmen desert broke ground Sunday on a major pipeline that could help ease energy deficits in South Asia.Presidents Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan and Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan were on hand for the ceremony outside the city of Mary in the Karakum Desert, marking the beginning of work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) link.Turkmenistan has earlier said it expects the gas link with an annual capacity of 33 billion cubic meters to be fully operational by the end of 2018 .
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