Top Diplomats of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan Mull Joint Projects

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Top Diplomats of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan Mull Joint Projects
Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan reiterated the importance of joint projects in the areas of transport, energy and telecommunications.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov on Thursday held a telephone conversation with the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammed Haneef Atmar.

The parties noted the significance of regular contacts between the Heads of States and in the framework of the external policy agencies. Haneef Atmar expressed gratitude to Turkmenistan for the humanitarian aid provided to Afghanistan in the period of pandemic.

The officials mainly focused on the issues touched on the trilateral video summit that took place earlier between the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan. Particularly, the diplomats exchanged views on the instructions given in accordance with the results of the talks of the Heads of States and reiterated the importance of joint projects in the areas of transport, energy, telecommunications, with special accent made on the transit corridor “Lapis-Lazuli” and the TAPI project.

The diplomats also discussed the issues on promotion of peace process in Afghanistan, cross-border cooperation, and the collaboration in the framework of international structures.