Afghanistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to share trans-border water resources

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Afghanistan and Turkmenistan have agreed to share trans-border water resources

Interaction between the relevant departments of the two countries on the coordinated use of Amu Darya and Murgab and Tejen rivers was discussed at the 4th meeting of the Coordination Commission on water management issues between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which was held in the State water management Committee online.

The Afghan delegation at the talks was led by the Deputy Minister of water resources of the IRA for technical issues and the national water regulation authority, Ahmad Wais Basiri. Representatives of the State Committee of water management and the state border service represent the Turkmen side.

The Amu Darya, Murgab, and Tejen rivers, which are trans-border in Central Asia, are the main sources of water resources for agriculture and industry, electricity production, and drinking water supply. In this regard, the participants of the meeting called for the joint use of transboundary water resources in accordance with the provisions of international law and mutual consideration of the interests of the parties and in the framework of further strengthening and development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Following the meeting, the relevant Protocol was signed, the “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper reports today.

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