FM Atmar Met Turkmen Foreign Minister, Discussed Bilateral Cooperation

Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with his Turkmen counterpart Raşit Meredow, the Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan who is on a two-day visit to Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Foriegn Affairs (MoFA) in a press release said that FM Atmar welcomed Mr. Meredow and his accompanying delegation to Kabul, describing Turkmenistan as a friendly neighbor and brotherly country to Afghanistan.

Calling Kabul-Ashgabat ties as excellent and friendly, FM Atmar said that Mr. Merdow’s visit and the new agreements signed between the two sides are the steps towards further strengthening bilateral relations.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs stated that expanding regional connectivity, strengthening trade, transit, political and economic cooperation, and building regional consensus on the Afghan peace processware at the top priorities of Afghanistan’s foreign policy.

He noted that the expansion of ties among regional countries, especially with Turkmenistan, benefited peace and development in the region.

In the meantime, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan thanked Mr. Atmar for the warm hospitality of Afghanistan during his visit to Kabul.

Mr. Meredow stated that Ashgabat is committed to cooperating with Afghanistan in trade, transit, commerce, and regional connectivity and considered the success of the Afghan peace talks vital for achieving these goals.

The Turkmen Foreign Minister assured Mr. Atmar of his country’s firm support for the success of the peace process and the stance of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on regional peace and consensus.

10 / January 2021
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