The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate
announced that the work on the Tapi, Tap and Aqina and Turghandi railway
projects will be inaugurated and will officially kick off in March of this
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi wrote on his
Twitter that a high-level delegation led by Acting Foreign Minister Maulwi
Amirkhan Mottaki paid a visit to Turkmenistan yesterday with Deputy Prime
Minister Rashid Muradov and other officials.
He also wrote that during the meeting, an agreement was
reached to use Afghanistan as a transit route between Central and South Asia
and to transfer liquefied natural gas and other commercial property through this
According to Balkhi, the meeting focused on bilateral
political, diplomatic and economic relations, security cooperation, early
launch of TAP and TAP projects, trade growth, and private sector activity,
increasing exports of marble, fresh and dried fruits, and Special discussions
were held on the completion of the railway projects in Aqina and Turghandi and
investment in wind power, which was considered by both parties.
He further wrote that the two sides agreed to hold a meeting
of the technical teams of the two sides in Kabul on January 22 and to start the
work on electricity, the TAPI project and the extension of the railway in March
It is worth mentioning that during these meetings, it was
agreed that Turkmenistan will award scholarships to Afghan students in the oil
and gas, railway and other technical sectors.