Monday, January 18, 2021

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Sign Deal On TAPI Pipeline Which Includes India & Pakistan

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday signed documents to promote the implementation of joint infrastructure projects, according to Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

The top officials of the two states in the Presidential Palace Salam Khan signed documents concerning the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) electric and fibre-optic communication line, as well as the construction of railways.

The signing ceremony was attended by the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, members of the government, heads and representatives of the relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, the ministry statement said.

The ceremony was opened by Ajmal Ahmadi, acting governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, and attended by representatives of international companies involved in the implementation of projects.

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov made a speech via videoconference in which he conveyed greetings from President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Afghan leader, as well as noted the high level of cooperation between Ashgabat and Kabul.

Meredov also stressed the importance of signing the current documents “designed to facilitate the practical implementation” of joint projects of geopolitical and geo-economic importance for the Eurasian continent.

In his speech, the Afghan president expressed gratitude to his Turkmen counterpart for the support to Afghanistan, commitment to friendship between the two countries and peoples, as well as the development of large-scale energy projects and the creation of multilateral transport and transit corridors designed to exert a constructive influence not only for the comprehensive reconstruction of Afghanistan but also for regional economic integration, the statement added.

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