Turkmenistan, UN discuss energy security and situation in Afghanistan

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 13
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Afghanistan, head of the UN mission in Afghanistan Jan Kubis, the Turkmen government said today.

"During the meeting they discussed issues of global energy security and the situation in Afghanistan," the report says.

The sides exchanged views on cooperation prospects. Kubis expressed appreciation for the support rendered to neighboring Afghanistan.

Kubis stressed the importance of humanitarian aid delivered to Afghanistan, electricity supplies, as well as large infrastructure projects, including the transport sector, which will contribute to the establishment and development of the Afghan economy.

"While speaking about the construction of the Turkmenistan- Afghanistan-Pakistan- India (TAPI) gas pipeline, Kubis stressed its relevance in terms of not only economic benefit, but also the consolidation of political stability and security at a regional and global scale," according to the article.
An international working meeting promoting Afghanistan's development was held in Ashgabat in early 2013 with participation of representatives of neighboring countries, international organizations and potential donor-countries.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN

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