A meeting of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Amir Khan Mottaki was held in Ashgabat. According to the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the foreign ministers of the two neighboring states discussed the development and strengthening of partnership in a wide range of areas.
The meeting took place first in a narrow format and continued in an expanded format. Particular attention at the talks was paid to joint infrastructure projects - including the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline (TAPI) and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line, the railway from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan. The interlocutors noted the need to further intensify Turkmen Afghan cooperation in the field of regional security.
Rashid Meredov stressed that Turkmenistan is certainly interested in the political and economic stability of Afghanistan, the well-being and unity of the Afghan people. In this regard, the Turkmen side confirmed that it will continue to provide regular humanitarian support to the Afghan people, based on the principles of good-neighborliness and centuries-old friendship.
Following the meetings held within the framework of the visit of the Afghan delegation to Ashgabat, the foreign ministers of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan made an appeal to representatives of the media. During the address, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, noting the positive and constructive nature of the dialogue, summed up the results of the Turkmen Afghan negotiations aimed at expanding the multifaceted partnership between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.