Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 11
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov discussed the implementation of joint projects with Afghanistan on energy and transport spheres with the country's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Turkmenistan Mohammad Fazil Saifi.
In particular, the sides discussed the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline project, Turkmen government said Feb. 11.
Implemented at the initiative of the Turkmen side large-scale projects in the energy and transport sectors of regional significance became an important step towards strengthening the foundations of civilian life in Afghanistan, said the government.
First of all, the construction of Asia's largest TAPI gas pipeline and laying of the railway Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT), which are intended to be a symbol of mutually beneficial cooperation, were emphasized.
Berdimuhammadov noted that a special attention is given to the multifaceted Afghan-Turkmen cooperation, and emphasized that Turkmenistan will always support the inter-Afghan conflict's peaceful settlement.
Turkmenistan supplies electricity to Afghanistan on preferential terms, regularly sends humanitarian aid to the country, and builds social objects.