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Afghan, Turkmen Leaders Discuss Cooperation In Kabul

Afghanistan -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) exchanges documents with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, August 27, 2015

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has discussed trade, economic, energy, and transport cooperation with his visiting Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.

The Turkmen state news agency reported that the talks in Kabul on August 27 touched upon the project to build the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.

The sides also discussed the construction of a Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway, which is currently under construction.

Ghani’s office quoted the Afghan president as saying plans to transfer electricity to Pakistan via Afghanistan were also discussed.

With reporting by Interfax
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