Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 11 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered the deliverer of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in connection with the Nowruz holiday, the Turkmen government said today.
The Turkmen Textile Industry Ministry, Food Industry Association and Trade Ministry are to deal with this gratuitous campaign.
Cargo will be delivered to the child care centres in the nearby provinces of a neighbouring country.
According to the document, this aid is based 'on the high humanistic moral principles of the Turkmen people which is friendly and brotherly, equal cooperation and good neighbourly relations between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan'.
Neutral Turkmenistan has a long border with Afghanistan.
Ashgabat announced the country's readiness to offer its political area for holding an international high level meeting under a UN aegis and intra-Afghan talks on Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan is also raking measures to implement infrastructural regional projects.
In particular Turkmenistan is helping construct the Atamyrat Imamnazar-Akina-Andkhoy (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan) railway which will be a significant transport element for the Eurasian continent.
Turkmenistan has started implementing a major infrastructure project in the field of energy which will enable an increase in the export volume of Turkmen electricity to Afghanistan five-fold. At present, it is supplied at a preferential rate of an annual volume of 325 million kilowatt hours.
The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline construction project is among other significant initiatives. Its practical implementation began in December 2010 with the signing of a high level agreement in Ashgabat.
At present, an international consortium is being formed. The Turkmen side held several international road shows with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2012.
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