September 23, 2016
H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani Minister of Foreign Affairs of I.R. Afghanistan met with H.E Raşit Meredow Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan at the sideline of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York.
At the outset, the Afghan Foreign Minister appreciated the educational scholarships granted by Turkmenistan and asked for the increase of such scholarships. He talked about the importance of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan and asked for the high level participation of the Turkmen delegation at this conference.
Afterwards, the Turkmen Foreign Minister said that the President of Turkmenistan had recently issued an order to add 71 more to the previous 43 scholarships for the Afghan students in the fields of oil and petroleum, energy, and agriculture. He also expressed his assurance to participate at the Brussels Conference and promised to travel to Kabul in order to hold the bilateral security commission of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in the near future.