AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev held talks with head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Roza Otunbayeva, who is on a working visit to Ashgabat to participate in the meeting of Special Representatives for Afghanistan in the format "Central Asia - European Union", the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reported.
The parties discussed topical issues of regional security. As V.Hajiyev noted, Turkmenistan is interested in the security and stability of the neighboring country, as well as its socio-economic development. Attention was focused on the importance of broad interaction between countries and the UN on Afghanistan issues.
Turkmenistan regularly sends humanitarian cargo to Afghanistan, social facilities are being built, and medical assistance is provided to the population, the minister noted. It was also stressed that Turkmenistan contributes to the economic recovery of the neighboring country through the implementation of such projects as the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline and others.
The parties expressed their interest in broad international cooperation in the context of further close cooperation in the implementation of joint projects related to the reconstruction of Afghanistan and the country's integration into world economic relations.