Turkey to Bolster Afghanistan’s Transportation System

Turkey and Afghanistan will sign a memorandum of understanding on Thursday for cooperation in research and development activities in the fields of motorways, railways and aviation, an official told Anadolu Agency.

Turkey’s Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu said in a statement after a meeting on Wednesday with his Afghan counterpart Kudretullah Zeki that Ankara will support infrastructure projects in the war-torn country.

“We are willing to undertake the necessary procedures to increase the possibility of rail transport between our countries and to create new cooperation opportunities,” Karaismailoglu said.

He added: “We are determined to connect Afghanistan with Europe via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line using the Lapis Lazuli route.”

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