On December 21, 2020, on the initiative of the Afghan side, a telephone conversation took place between the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev with the head of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan party Marshal Abdul-Rashid Dostum.
During the conversation, an exchange of views took place on the agenda of the Turkmen-Afghan cooperation. The parties emphasized the active development of bilateral ties in the light of the agreements reached between the heads of state of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
Dostum praised the initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan to strengthen peace and stability in the region, noting the need to promote ideas of neutralism in resolving regional issues.
Along with this, during the telephone conversation, an emphasis was placed on the importance of implementing infrastructure projects aimed at further socio-economic development of Afghanistan and the region as a whole. The parties declared their commitment to the addition of joint efforts in the early implementation of energy, transport and other projects, as well as in the fight against threats and challenges to security and stability, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports today.