Turkmenistan, Afghanistan to mull prospects for trade, economic co-op
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 11
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
The sixth meeting of the Turkmen-Afghan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation is planned to be held June 15 in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, said the Turkmen government in a message June 11.
Cooperation in trade, oil & gas sector, the energy industry, transportation and communications, and agriculture are on the meeting's agenda.
Preparations for the Turkmen-Afghan intergovernmental commission's meeting have been recently discussed by the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers with participation of the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Addressing the meeting, Berdimuhamedov said his country consistently supports the provision of international assistance to the Afghan government, to help the effective integration of the neighboring country to regional and international economic processes.
Such large-scale projects as the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway prove that.
Turkmenistan is supplying electricity and liquefied gas at a discounted price to Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan is also building social facilities in Afghanistan, and assists in the training of the Afghan youth and specialists.