Today, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Hahiev took part in the ministerial meeting on Afghanistan in the format of a video conference, the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reported.
The meeting, organized at the initiative of the US State Department and the German Foreign Ministry, was attended by the heads of foreign affairs agencies of more than 20 countries of the world, as well as representatives of the UN, EU and NATO.
The event discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, issues of consolidating efforts to resolve the Afghan crisis and the provision of humanitarian assistance to the population of the country.
The Turkmen side stressed the importance of creating new forms of cooperation in Afghanistan and effective instruments of multilateral cooperation aimed at ensuring the well-being of the Afghan people, the statement said.
Earlier we reported that V. Hajiev took part in the ministerial meeting of the neighboring countries of Afghanistan, initiated by Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi.
According to Reuters, Qureshi suggested inviting representatives of the Taliban movement to the next virtual meeting at the ministerial level (banned in Russia and a number of other countries).
Recall that on April 14, 2021, US President Joe Biden announced the end of the operation in Afghanistan. After that, the Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation and a number of other countries) launched a large-scale operation to establish control over the country and on August 15 entered Kabul without a fight. President Ashraf Ghani left the country. Western countries completed the evacuation of their citizens and the Afghans who helped them from Afghanistan by August 31. By September 6, the radicals announced the establishment of control over the entire Afghan territory. By September 8, they formed the interim government of Afghanistan, which included only representatives of the movement.
As for the position of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said earlier in a telephone conversation with the EU President that Turkmenistan stands for the settlement of the situation in Afghanistan only by peaceful, political and diplomatic means and methods. The supply of electricity to the neighboring country did not stop. Customs and border facilities between the countries continue to operate normally.