Foreign Minister speaks with His Turkmen Counterpart

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar received a telephone call from Turkmenistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Rashid Meredov to discuss various issues of bilateral relations.

In addition to discussing the forthcoming visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan to Kabul during which he will meet H.E. President Ashraf Ghani, H.E. Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, the two sides talked about the opening ceremonies of three projects due to be inaugurated ‪on the 14th of January 2021.

The above projects include:

  • The Railway line from Akina to Andkhui;
  • Electrical Energy Project from Kerki – Andkhoi – Puli khumri; and
  • The Fiber Optic Cable line extending internet connection from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.

Moreover, during his trip to Afghanistan, Mr. Meredov is going to ink several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the Afghan authorities, including an MoU on Political Consultation, an MoU on Agriculture Quarantine, an MoU on Security and Protocol and an MoU on issues related to Gas and Oil.