A two-day visit of the delegation of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan headed by foreign Minister R. Meredov to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held, the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports.
The Turkmen delegation was received by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
During the meeting, a wide range of issues related to further activation of political and diplomatic cooperation, expansion of economic cooperation, and development of cultural and humanitarian ties between the two countries were discussed.
At the same time, the role and significance of the initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov aimed at further strengthening the traditional friendship and comprehensive partnership of Turkmenistan with Afghanistan were emphasized.
The parties paid great attention to the implementation of large-scale and long-term infrastructure projects currently being implemented by the two countries. Among them, a special place is occupied by projects for the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline, power lines and fiber-optic communication along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route, and Railways from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.
The delegation of Turkmenistan informed the Afghan side of Turkmenistan's readiness to continue providing humanitarian assistance to the neighboring country on a systematic basis.
The Turkmen delegation also met with the chief Executive of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the President's national security adviser, the Minister of foreign Affairs, and a number of heads of other state bodies in Afghanistan.
During the visit, the delegation of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan held talks with the head of UNAMA Tadamichi Yamomoto at the Kabul headquarters of the assistance Mission to Afghanistan.