Turkmenistan approves humanitarian aid program for Afghanistan
AKIPRESS.COM – Turkmenistan has approved a program for rendering humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan for 2020-2022, Trend reports.
In particular, new social facilities are planned to be built, the humanitarian projects are planned to be implemented in the field of healthcare and the measures are planned to be taken to continue cooperation in the field of education.
“Turkmenistan stands for resolving the situation in Afghanistan by exclusively peaceful political and diplomatic means, proposing concrete steps aimed at restoring its economy and social infrastructure,” said the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Afghanistan has been recently receiving electricity and liquefied gas from Turkmenistan at preferential prices via Imamnazar-Andkhoy and Serhetabat-Herat transmission lines. The Rabatkashan-Kalainau border transmission line was put into operation for the supply of the Turkmen electricity to Afghanistan’s northern regions.
Ashgabat is working on the implementation of such projects through Afghanistan’s territory as the construction of a railway to Tajikistan and a gas pipeline to Pakistan and India.