In the near future, a 500-seat mosque built by the Turkmen side will be opened in Afghanistan, the official website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports.
Construction work in the village of Akina etrap Andhoy of the Farab velayat of Afghanistan began in November 2018. By order of the Consulate of our country in Mazar-I-Sharif, the construction of the facility was carried out by specialists of the Afghan company Ghazanfar Construction, Road Work Rail Way Construction Material P.CO.
At the initiative of head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a school has already been built in Balkh province, a rural hospital in Farab province, and a maternity hospital in Herat province at the expense of the Turkmen side. In addition, Ashgabat provides the Northern provinces of Afghanistan with electricity at preferential prices.
It should be noted that the Afghan Turkmens living near the borders of Turkmenistan are the second largest and most important group of the Turkmen ethnic group outside the historical homeland after the Iranian Turkmens. The number of Turkmens in the country is estimated at about one million people.