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Turkmen president in Kabul for talks on security, economic issues


Turkmenistan president on Thursday arrived in Kabul to discuss emerging security threats in the region and improving political and economic relations with Afghanistan.

An official wishing to go unnamed told Pajhwok Afghan News that Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow would meet his Afghan counterpart President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and a number of other officials.
He said Berdimuhamedow’s visit aimed at discussing economic, political, transit and business related issues with Afghan officials.
The officials would also talk to discuss emerging threats from the Islamic State (IS) in the region.
Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Berdimuhamedow’s visit to Kabul important and said that Afghanistan would also sign agreements in different areas particularly in energy with Turkmenistan.
After the Taliban regime, the relations between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have entered a new phase.
Former president Hamid Karzai and other government officials had visited the neighboring country several times and signed a number of agreements with Turkmenistan.
After the National Unity Government, this is the first visit of a Turkmenistan’s senior official to Kabul.