TURKMENISTAN SUPPORTS THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE PEACE PROCESS IN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN
On the 12th of September 2020, the commencement meeting of Intra-Afghan negotiations has started in the capital of the State of Qatar, Doha, which is attended by the heads of the external policy agencies of around 30 countries of the world, representatives of the international organizations and the “Taliban” movement.
The Turkmen delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov took part in the commencement meeting of negotiations through videoconferencing.
Speaking at the meeting, the head of the external policy agency of Turkmenistan noted that Turkmenistan supports the advancement of the peace process in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan which is expected to have an important impact on the strengthening of regional security and stability. He has also underlined that Turkmenistan always stood for the resolution of issues solely by the application of diplomatic and political tools and is ready to assist the negotiation process including the provision of political space.
The importance of facilitating the economic integration of Afghanistan by means of implementing major infrastructural projects of various range, particularly in the field of energy, transport, communications and industry was also noted. In this regard, the vital role of Turkmenistan was stressed which is already participating in such projects as TAPI and TAP, assists the enhancement of railway communication, as well as provides humanitarian assistance to the country.
At the meeting, it was stressed that Turkmenistan is ready to collaborate with the partner countries and international organizations in the process of establishing firm peace, stability and economic growth in the region.