Today, the issue of supporting reconciliation processes in Afghanistan is of particular importance, said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, speaking at the forum "Turkmenistan and international organizations: cooperation for peace and development", held in Ashgabat and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's permanent neutrality.
As a neutral state and a direct neighbor of Afghanistan, our country is ready to provide all the necessary conditions for establishing a peaceful dialogue on Afghanistan, the head of state said, stressing that there is no alternative to the negotiation process.
For many years, Turkmenistan has provided specific, targeted economic and humanitarian support to Afghanistan, the President said. It is expressed in the construction of medical and educational institutions on the territory of the neighboring country, preferential electricity supplies, training of Afghan students in Turkmen educational institutions, regular dispatch of humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan, and other types of assistance and assistance. All this is financed by Turkmenistan from its own resources.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov assured both Afghan friends and the international community that such support will continue to be provided on a systematic basis, in accordance with the special program developed in Turkmenistan.
The key condition for political stabilization, economic and social reconstruction of Afghanistan and its successful integration into regional and global economic processes is the implementation of major infrastructure projects with Afghan participation, primarily in such vital areas as energy, transport and communications, the President said.
We will continue to work on their implementation and are ready to expand our cooperation with international organizations in providing comprehensive support to Afghanistan, " the head of state stressed.