Turkmenistan Enters List of Top Ten Trading Partners of Afghanistan

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Turkmenistan Enters List of Top Ten Trading Partners of Afghanistan
The oil and gas products accounted for about 70% of goods imported from Turkmenistan.

In the first quarter of 2021, Turkmenistan became one of the ten largest trading partners of Afghanistan, the Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries (TCOR) reported on its website on Thursday, citing data from the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) of Afghanistan.

The oil and gas products accounted for about 70% of goods imported from Turkmenistan, with their total cost amounting to approximately $64 million, according to the report.

In particular, in the first three months of this year, about 8 thousand tons of A-80 gasoline and more than 45 thousand tons of motor gasoline of other brands, as well as about 40 thousand tons of liquefied gas and more than 28 thousand tons of diesel fuel were supplied from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.

On January 14, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani took part via video link in the inauguration ceremony of a number of joint infrastructure projects aimed at bolstering bilateral and regional ties.