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Turkmen FM to attend launch of key projects in Afghanistan

In a statement issued by MoFA, officials said the Afghan foreign minister, Haneef Atmar, on Tuesday held a telephonic conversation with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Raşit Meredow to discuss issues around 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 statement read.

According to the statement, projects of 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 would be inaugurated.

The Turkmen official would also sign several Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with the Afghan officials, 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, the ministry’s statement read.