The current situation in Afghanistan and its impact on regional stability and security were discussed online today by representatives of the foreign affairs agencies and migration of Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Austria.
The meeting was organized by the Austrian side, represented by the Minister of European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg and the Minister of the Internal Affairs Karl Nehammer.
In accordance with the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the parties discussed the situation with refugees and migrants, including an overview of acceptable mechanisms for cooperation on a regional and international scale, and exchanged views on expanding humanitarian assistance to the Afghan population.
During his speech, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiev reflected the position of Turkmenistan, which advocates an early settlement of the situation in Afghanistan with the participation of all responsible forces of this country, as well as more active participation of the world community in this regard. It was noted that the Turkmen side considers peacebuilding in Afghanistan from the point of view of its three main directions: political, economic and socio-humanitarian.
Turkmenistan maintains an active and constructive dialogue with authorized representatives of the neighboring country, confirms the stability of the situation in the border areas, and works to maintain the proper functioning of freight traffic, as well as the operation of border points between the two countries on the basis of mutual agreement.
Acting as a supporter of a peaceful settlement of issues exclusively by political and diplomatic methods and means, Turkmenistan called on international partners to seek and use mutually acceptable ways to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.
The parties agreed to continue an active dialogue aimed at taking concrete steps to promote the socio-economic reconstruction of Afghanistan.