THE PRESIDENTS OF TURKMENISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN DISCUSS PRIORITIES OF THE TURKMEN-AFGHAN PARTNERSHIP
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had a telephone conversation.
The head of the neighboring state once again expressed condolences to the Turkmen leader over the untimely death of his father, Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov, and conveyed the words of sincere sympathy on behalf of the Afghan people.
Thanking President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for condolences and words of support, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined the fruitful nature of the Turkmen-Afghan relations, which are based on the inviolable bonds of brotherhood and good neighborliness, the principles of mutual respect and mutual assistance.
The leaders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan highly evaluated the traditionally friendly interstate dialogue, which is successfully developing both in a bilateral and multilateral format.
As noted, our neighboring states effectively cooperate in various economic spheres, implement ambitious joint projects in such important areas as energy, transport and communications. The implementation of these large-scale infrastructure projects not only meets the interests of the two countries and peoples, but also contributes to the progressive socio-economic development and progress of the entire region.
Exchanging views on promising areas of cooperation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani underlined great potential for the development of trade and economic ties and the implementation of new joint projects.
Particular attention in the structure of Turkmen-Afghan relations is ipaid to the humanitarian component. At the same time, it was emphasized that the Turkmen people stand in full solidarity with the fraternal people of Afghan in their striving for unity, a peaceful and prosperous life. Providing full support in the socio-economic and cultural revival of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan intends to continue this good tradition of mutual assistance.
In conclusion of the telephone conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani exchanged best wishes.