KABUL – Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Turkmen Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Ovezov Hoja signed the ratification documents pertaining to the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Turkmenistan at the Storai Palace of Foreign Ministry, this afternoon.
During the meeting, Mr. Atmar called Turkmenistan a good, friendly and brotherly neighbor. He added that expansion of political, economic and security relations with the region and neighboring countries, including Turkmenistan, is one of the priorities of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The two sides went on to discuss the importance of strengthening relations between the two countries, regional connectivity, Turkmenistan’s support for Afghanistan’s peace process, trade and transit development.
While expressing his satisfaction with the completion and exchange of documents for the ratification of the Strategic Agreement between Kabul and Ashgabat, the Turkmen Ambassador to Kabul stressed on the importance of cooperation between the two countries in strengthening regional ties, economic cooperation, and regional trade and transit.
The Strategic Partnership Agreement, was signed with the aim of expanding political, economic and security relations between Kabul and Ashgabat, by the leaders of the two countries on February 21, 2019, during the visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Turkmenistan.