The issues of normalizing the situation in Afghanistan were discussed during talks in Ashgabat by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Khadzhiev and China’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Yue Xiaoyong.
The parties noted that Turkmenistan and China are actively involved in the processes of national reconciliation and the reconstruction of the economy of Afghanistan, and systematically conduct a dialogue on the Afghan issue. It was also noted that both countries are actively cooperating within the framework of the mechanism of interaction between the foreign ministers of countries neighboring Afghanistan.
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan stressed that Ashgabat is in favor of developing a dialogue with the new authorities of Afghanistan as the main factor contributing to maintaining stability, achieving agreement and a balance of interests in Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan also believes that the process of establishing peace in Afghanistan cannot be considered without involving the country in regional, economic, integration processes through the implementation of major infrastructure projects. In addition, according to the Turkmen side, it is necessary to use the opportunity to hold consultations with Afghan officials on the problems of ensuring peace and security in the region, including issues of countering terrorism and other modern challenges.
In this regard, the Turkmen side confirmed that it would continue to provide constant support to the Afghan people based on the principles of good neighborliness and friendship.