On July 26, 2018 in the city of Kalaynau of Batkhyz province of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the solemn ceremony of commissioning 110-kilovolt power line Rabatkashan-Kalainau took place with the participation of the President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the delegation of Turkmenistan led by Minister of Energy Ch.Purchekov.
At the beginning of the ceremony, a brief meeting of the delegation of Turkmenistan with the President of Afghanistan took place. During the meeting, the parties noted the need for further development of cooperation between the two countries in the field of electric power.
Then, with the participation of the two delegations, the ceremonial of commissioning of the Rabatkashan-Kalainau power transmission line took place. After the ceremony, the head of the Afghan state and delegation of Turkmenistan went to a special room. The Governor of Batkhyz Province Abdul Gafur Malikzai, who spoke on behalf of the people of the province expressed gratitude to the Turkmen side for supplying electric power and congratulated the residents on this event.
Then President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Ghani took the floor, and noted that the supply of electricity to the city of Kalainau is an indicator of the inviolability of friendship between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the immense assistance of Turkmenistan to the Afghan people. In his speech M. Ashraf Ghani expressed his sincere gratitude to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Then the Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan was given the floor, who read out the greeting message of the President of Turkmenistan to the brotherly Afghan people. The ceremony participants enthusiastically received the message of the distinguished President.
Also in the course of the solemn ceremony, the Protocol on the intentions to build the Kerki-Hamyab-Garkyn power transmission line was signed between the Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan Ch. Purchekov and the acting Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammadgul Hulmy.
At the end of the ceremony, a solemn dinner was given for the Turkmen and Afghan delegations with the participation of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Ghani.