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Turkmenistan cuts electricity price for Afghanistan

Turkmenistan will reduce the price of electricity imported to Afghanistan, according to statement from CEO Abdullah Abdullah’s office. The announcement was made during the meeting between visiting Turkmenistan Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow with CEO Abdullah Abdullah.

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President Ghani heads to Turkmenistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Monday morning on a one-day official visit for Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, where he will meet his Turkmen counterpart to confer on bilateral ties. According to a statement from the presidential palace, President

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Ghani discusses TAPI project with his Turkmen counterpart

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project and other bilateral relations with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a telecom conversation on Thursday. The two presidents exchanged views on the issues of

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan open first rail link

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov officially inaugurated the first section of a USD 2bn link connecting the two neighboring countries for the first time. Berdymukhamedov said: “the project is written in golden letters in

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President Ghani attends SCO Summit in Uzbekistan

President Ashraf Ghani led a high-level delegation on Thursday afternoon to attend the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Representatives from 18 countries participated in this summit, which was chaired by Uzbek President Islam Karimov. The heads

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan agree on 500 KV transmission line

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan signed agreements on improving ties in areas of agriculture, transportation and telecommunications during their fifth joint economic summit in Turkmen capital Ashgabat. The summit was attended by Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat

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Turkmenistan to extend new railway project through Balkh, Kunduz

President Ashraf Ghani announced that Turkmenistan plans to extend a new railway project through northern Faryab province and on through Balkh and Kunduz provinces. The new railway will connect Aqina and Andkhoy in northern Faryan provinces and will pass through

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan sign cooperation pact in the field of electric power

President Ashraf Ghani led a high-level delegation to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to confer on enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations. He was accompanied by his two vice-presidents, Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostam and Mohammad Mohaqiq, National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan discuss possible transit-transport corridor

Afghan delegation headed by the Director-General of Economic Cooperation department of the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wahidullah Waisi, met with Turkmen Foreign Ministry in Asghabat to discuss areas of economic cooperation between the two nations. The parties conferred on

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Aqina port revenue up by 57%- Afghan officials

Afghan government generated revenue of USD 37.35mn during the year 1391, marking an increase of 57% from last year’s income. The Customs Department Head Shahabuddin Bawar linked the boost in the revenue to increased trade activity and improved security. Port

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Turkmenistan’s New Year gift to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Haji Yuf Wafa in his visit to Jawzjan announced the reconstruction of the Aqina port road to the provincial officials. He also announced the establishment of two power sub-stations on the border to solve the electricity

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ACCI calls for a national policy that addresses regional transit problems

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) urged the government to enforce a national policy that incorporates a national transit strategy. Lack of a national transit strategy has complicated the more regional problems related to transport, ultimately impacting businesses

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Turkmenistan hosts conference on Afghanistan’s development

n-TurkemniTurkmen Foreign Ministry hosted a conference on Monday on measures to assist Afghanistan, according to the Central Asia Times. The attendees included the national coordinators and representatives of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Italy, Germany,

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Discussions on the implementation of TAPI project in Ashgabat

Several meetings have been held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to discuss the implementation of the gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India and Pakistan through Afghanistan. The meetings have been convened by the Turkmen Gas Company, who is also organizing the implementation

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Afghanistan to Become Main Transit Route for Central Asia

Afghanistan is making efforts to become one of the main transit routes for Central Asian countries, Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries says. Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industries, Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi during an interview with Turkmenistan’s national television said that

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