Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 3
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Turkmen-Afghan consultations were held in Ashgabat between the two countries' foreign ministries, said the Turkmen government in a message June 3.
The Afghan delegation at the consultations was led by the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai.
The sides exchanged views on the prospects for further development of bilateral partnership, including in the spheres of policy, trade, economy, regional security, oil and gas, and others.
Cooperation in the fuel and energy, transportation and communications sectors as part of the implementation of major infrastructure projects - the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway - also was the subject of discussions.
The Afghan delegation is also scheduled to hold meetings in Turkmenistan's Energy Ministry, Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, and Ministry of Education.