Today, the Consul General of Turkmenistan held a meeting with the head of the representative office of the Taliban movement in the Herat province.
As the MFA Turkmenistan press service reported, during the consultations, the parties discussed organizational and other issues related to the activities of the Consulate General of Turkmenistan in the western region of Afghanistan.
At the meeting, held in a "friendly atmosphere", it was emphasized that the historical and cultural community of the peoples of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan serves as a solid basis for the development of good-neighborly relations between the countries.
Herat is the third-largest city in Afghanistan and is home to many ethnic Turkmen. The government of Turkmenistan provides humanitarian assistance to the neighboring country, including the construction of a number of social facilities. In December last year, a humanitarian cargo with medicines and medical supplies, as well as food, textile, and household products were delivered from Turkmenistan to the Afghan provinces of Jovzjan, Faryab, and Herat.
Turkmenistan has built a school in Balkh province, a rural hospital in Faryab province, a maternity hospital in Herat province, a mosque for 500 seats in the village of Akina, Andkhoy district of the Faryab province. In addition, Ashgabat provides Herat and the northern provinces of Afghanistan with electricity at discounted prices.