The 7th meeting of the Intergovernmental Afghan – Turkmen Commission for Economic and Trade Cooperation was held on November 1-2, 2018.
The Afghan side was co chaired by H.E Mohammad Homayoun Qayoumi Acting Finance Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The meeting was attended by the heads of different Ministries and departments from both countries.
Both sides discussed different issues related to the priority areas for further partnership.
During the meeting, the parties reviewed the development of the legal framework of cooperation between the countries. The participants also discussed the priority areas of cooperation in the trade- economic, fuel-energy, transport, construction areas and in the field of agriculture.
The sides expressed their intentions in deepening relations in the cultural-humanitarian field and the development of cooperation in the spheres of science, culture, education, health and tourism.
The meeting highlighted the role of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI), which is an important long-term energy project of political, social and economic importance for the participating countries.
Within the framework of the meeting, the representatives of the railway organizations of the two countries held negotiations in the result of which the parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on construction of the railway line for the sake of the development of Akina station.
Also on the results of the work of the Intergovernmental Afghan-Turkmen Commission for Economic Cooperation, a final protocol was signed.