Delegations of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan reviewed topical issues of cooperation

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On October 30, 2021, in accordance with the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan, a Turkmen delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov is on a working visit to Afghanistan.

Today, on October 30, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the Chairman of the Government of Afghanistan Mohammad Hasan Ahund.

During the meeting R.Meredov underlined that Turkmenistan, as neighboring state is deeply interested in political stability and security of the afghan people, resolving contradictions by peaceful, political-diplomatic means. In addition, the Minister noted that Turkmen side expresses its readiness to close cooperation and constructive dialogue with the new state structures of Afghanistan.

After that, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi.

During the constructive conversation, the ministers reviewed the priority issues of the bilateral agenda in the political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. The sides expressed the expediency of stepping up the dialogue between the official and business circles of the two countries in order to build up the potential for multifaceted interaction.

The parties stressed the necessity of further intensifying bilateral and multilateral contacts aimed at effective implementation of major energy, communications and transport projects with the participation of Afghanistan.

In this regard, the sides discussed current issues related to implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) high-voltage power transmission line projects.

The Turkmen side reiterated that Turkmenistan, as a direct neighboring country, is deeply interested in the political stability and security of Afghanistan, and the well-being and unity of the Afghan people.