Afghanistan and Turkmenistan Discuss Infrastructure Projects

Mohammad Homayoun Qayumi, the Acting Finance Minister of Afghanistan met with the officials of Turkmenistan at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry confirmed in a statement.

During the meeting, there was focus on the implementation of important joint infrastructure projects between the two nations, such as the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and the use of the first phase of the “International Asian Railway Transport Corridor” Kerki-Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) – Akina (Afghanistan).

The sides assured mutual commitment and cooperation of the two countries. Included in the priority themes was the role of interstate cooperation in the trade-economic, fuel-energy, transport and cultural-humanitarian fields.

“The delegation of the IRA expressed sincere gratitude for the continued assistance provided by Turkmenistan in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, commending Turkmenistan’s active participation in stabilizing and establishing a peaceful and prosperous life in the neighboring state,” the statement added.

The meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Afghan Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation is being held in Ashgabat currently.

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