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Heads of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan discuss key vectors of cooperation

Yesterday the Turkmen leader had telephone talks with the President of Afghanistan - Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

Speaking about the main areas of cooperation, the sides highlighted the fuel and energy complex and the transport and communication sector. Thus, the implementation of large-scale projects on the construction of TAPI, the laying of high-voltage power lines and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan FOCL are important for the entire Central Asia.

Given the favorable territorial location of the countries, they are involved in the creation of transport corridors such as Lapis Lazuli. The head of Turkmenistan supported the proposal of the Afghan President to organize a trilateral discussion with the President of Azerbaijan to improve the efficiency of this project.

Discussing the issue of counteraction to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov noted the importance of implementing coordinated sanitary and epidemiological measures between the states. He suggested organizing special terminals for disinfecting vehicles and cargoes in the border areas as humanitarian support for the Afghan people.

Heads of neighboring countries confirmed their interest in long-term multifaceted cooperation.


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