On July 31, 2020, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had a telephone conversation.
Warmly greeting each other, the Heads of friendly states have exchanged congratulations on occasion of Eid al-Adha, having expressed confidence that this beautiful holiday, which symbolizes triumph of high spiritual values like humanity, goodwill and generosity, would contribute to reinforcement of solidarity and unity in entire Muslim community.
During telephone conversation, a number of urgent issues of regional and global agenda have been discussed. In particular, the topic of the coronavirus pandemic, which has covered a huge geographic space, makes negative impact on life of many countries and nations.
Having highlighted that Turkmenistan entirely supports the activity of the world community in combating of COVID-19, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed concern in the need for coordinated measures on international level for successful combating of this threat that humankind is facing at the moment.
The Head of the State made special mention of the role of transit and transport corridor Lapis Lazuli, which was established under the Agreement signed between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
In addition, importance of such major projects in energy, transport and communication spheres, construction of TAPI gas line as well as Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan power and fibre optic lines, realization of which would serve to further strengthening of interstate relations, has been highlighted.
In this regard, the agreements reached during recent trilateral meeting of the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan have become important measure for activation of this transport corridor and cooperation on a systematic base.