Today, the Consul General of Turkmenistan in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif met with the head of the representative office of the Taliban movement in the Balkh province.
According to the press service of the MFA Turkmenistan, during the meeting held in a positive and constructive manner, a number of issues related to the implementation of the duties of the Turkmen consular organization in the Northern provinces of Afghanistan were discussed.
It was also noted that the relations between the two peoples are fraternal and based on the principles of friendship and good neighborliness.
After the United States announced the end of its operation in Afghanistan and the beginning of the withdrawal of troops, the Taliban movement launched an offensive against government forces. On August 15, Taliban militants entered Kabul without encountering resistance, and within few hours established full control over the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he resigned to prevent bloodshed and subsequently fled the country.