Afghan Ambassador interview with Turkmenistan state TV

Meerwais Nab ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Turkmenistan has congratulated people and the President of Turkmenistan on New Year holiday.

Mr. Nab said that in the year 2016, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan has been working closely to achieve mutual goals and hoped for further cooperation in all fields of cooperation.

Ambassador Nab highlighted that the inauguration of Imamnazar – Aqina International Railway of Asia on 28th November 2016 by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov President of Turkmenistan was one of the big achievement by both countries during 2016.

Mr. Nab said that construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline (TAPI) within Afghanistan territory and Turghandi- Herat Railway is another step towards regional economic integration and connectivity in the year 2017.

Ambassador Nab also mentioned about the increase of trade and transit volume in the year 2016 between both the countries, and hoped to increase Afghanistan’s exports to Turkmenistan markets in coming year.

Ambassador Nab expressed his wishes for a smooth Presidential Election in Turkmenistan which will take place in 12th February 2017.

He also wished the celebration of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games which will take place in Ashgabat on 2017 a big success for Turkmenistan.

Afghanistan’s Ambassador thanks Turkmenistan for hosting RECCA-VII during 2017 in Ashgabat city.