A Taliban delegation led by Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki traveled to Turkmenistan for talks on trade, energy and the TAPI gas pipeline, RIA Novosti reported on January 14, citing a source in the Foreign Ministry.
“The delegation flew to Ashgabat at the invitation of Turkmenistan to hold talks with Turkmen officials on issues of bilateral trade, energy, railways, the TAPI project and scholarships,” the source said.
A few days ago, the head of strategic research at the Afghan Foreign Ministry, Valiullah Shahin , said that Turkmenistan promised Kabul to allocate borrowed funds to start construction of the TAPI gas pipeline. The country will repay the debt from future revenues from the operation of the gas pipeline.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan