Dear Mass Media Representatives!
First of all, let me welcome you today at the press conference and introduce myself. My name is Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, I am a member of the Political Office and Negotiations Team of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
On behalf of the EIA Political Office, I would like to express my gratitude to the Turkmen side for the invitation to visit Turkmenistan and for warm hospitality.
Yesterday, as part of our visit, we visited two mosques and acquainted with the ancient religious sites and cultural traditions of the Turkmen people.
Today, here, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, we held talks in an open and friendly atmosphere with His Excellency Rashid Meredov, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan amd Deputy Prime Minister and his delegation, during which we gave a positive assessment of the policy of Neutral Turkmenistan towards Afghanistan and the long-term political and economic support to Afghanistan that neighbouring Turkmenistan is providing, provided and will provide.
Turkmenistan as a Muslim, neighbouring, neutral state, has been taking initiatives for a number of years at establishing peace amd development in Afghanistan.
The implementation of infrastructure projects in Afghanistan initiated by Turkmenistan deserves special attention and assessment. There is no doubt that the early start of construction of projects such as TAPI, TAP and railways from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan will contribute to the achievement of the prosperity and economic development in Afghanistan. On the one hand, while we are struggling to gain independence of our country, meanwhile we are trying to contribute to prosperity of our people and development of our country by providing protection to all national projects in the country.
In this regard, as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, we declare our full support for the implementation and security of TAPI and other development projects in our country.
I thank you for your attention!