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ASHGABAT, July 6 (Itar-Tass) – Turkmen and Afghan presidents Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Hamid Karzai seek to step up cooperation in fuel and energy complex, trade and transport.

A joint statement of the Turkmen-Afghan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation was published in Turkmenistan’s mass media on Friday.

Karzai is on a two-day visit to Turkmenistan.

The commission will focus on “new projects to build power lines and power supply facilities to increase power exports from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.”

The two leaders also agreed “to create favourable conditions for stronger bilateral trade” and signed agreements on trade and economic cooperation and on transit cargoes.

They found it expedient to draft agreements on consular issues, culture and education, and cooperation of law enforcement agencies. The two presidents will also take steps to open passenger air communication and automobile passenger traffic between Ashgabat and Kabul.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan signed a protocol on bilateral consultations to hold annual meeting between the two countries’ foreign ministers in the two capitals in turn.

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Written by afghandevnews

July 7, 2007 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Economy

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