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Turkmen and Afghan leaders discuss over the telephone the agenda of cooperation
1 Aug
Turkmen and Afghan leaders discuss over the telephone the agenda of cooperation

On July 31, 2020, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had a telephone conversation, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.

Warmly greeting each other, the Heads of friendly states have exchanged congratulations on occasion of Eid al-Adha, having expressed confidence that this beautiful holiday, which symbolizes triumph of high spiritual values like humanity, goodwill and generosity, would support the strengthening of solidarity and unity in entire Muslim community.

It was highlighted that Turkmen and Afghan nations are united by ancient tradition of friendship, mutual respect, common spiritual and historical values, which serves as reliable foundation of interstate dialog.

Having stated with delight that bilateral cooperation is developed on the principles of good neighbourliness, friendship and equality, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed gratitude to Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for special attention and personal contribution to strengthening of fraternal relations and expansion of beneficial partnership between two countries.

During telephone conversation, number of current issues of regional and global agenda has been discussed. In particular, the subject of the coronavirus pandemic, which having covered huge geographic space, makes negative impact on life of many countries and nations.

The Head of the State made special mention of the role of transit and transport Lapis Lazuli corridor, which was established under the Agreement signed between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

In this regard, the agreements reached during recent trilateral meeting of the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan have become important measure for activation of this transport corridor and cooperation on systematic base.

In the end of the conversation, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani exchanged the congratulations on Eid al-Adha, having wished health and success in all noble deeds to each other and prosperity to Turkmen and Afghan people.