The Russian Federation allows its economic operators to participate in the construction and operation of TAPI
Russian economic operators may take part in the construction and operation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline as the intra-Afghan situation stabilizes. This is stated in a statement issued on Thursday by the Russian Foreign Ministry following the results of the earlier visit to Kabul of the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, reports TASS.
"As the situation in Afghanistan stabilizes, domestic economic operators may participate in the construction and operation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- Pakistan-India gas pipeline, as well as in the restoration of large infrastructure projects built on the territory of Afghanistan during the Soviet era," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
On January 12-13, the Russian President's Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, was on a visit to Kabul, where he held consultations with Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Mottaki and other representatives of the Afghan leadership.
The current agenda on the entire range of issues of bilateral relations was discussed in detail, with an emphasis on the development of trade, economic, cultural, educational and humanitarian ties.
Moscow's unwavering commitment to developing a comprehensive dialogue with Kabul, including with a view to improving the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, was confirmed. The focus is on mutually beneficial cooperation in such sectors as energy, agriculture, transport, infrastructure, industry, mining, in particular, the organization of regular commercial supplies of Russian fuel and agricultural products to Afghan companies, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.