The delegation of Turkmenistan headed by the Vice-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of foreign affairs R. Meredov paid a working visit to the capital of Afghanistan on November 6-8 to discuss important areas of bilateral cooperation. This was reported on the website of the foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.
During the visit, the Turkmen delegation was received by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. During the meeting, issues related to the further development of cooperation between the two countries were discussed.
During the visit, a meeting between the foreign Ministers of the two countries was also held. The Afghan delegation was headed by foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani. Noting the satisfactory state of the ongoing work to strengthen relations between the two countries, the Afghan foreign Minister expressed his gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the constant attention paid to major regional projects, such as the TAPI international gas pipeline and the TAP power line.
The sides also noted the important role of the 7th meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Afghan Commission on economic cooperation held recently in Ashgabat in strengthening and expanding cooperation between the two countries in trade and economic, fuel and energy, transport and communication, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Then, under the chairmanship of the foreign Ministers of the two countries, the regular 5th meeting of the joint Turkmen-Afghan Working group on security issues was held, during which important issues of cooperation were discussed, including the work carried out in the border areas. At the end of the meeting, the final Protocol was signed.
During the visit, the delegation of Turkmenistan also held bilateral meetings with the head of the Executive power, as well as with the adviser to the President of Afghanistan on national security issues, the Secretary of the Security Council.