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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan to sign agreements on marble export, Torghundi-Herat railway

By: The Kabul Times

HERAT: Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, discussed investment in Afghanistan’s marble exports to Turkmenistan, a MoFA statement said yesterday.
The Afghan delegation provided comprehensive information to their Turkmen counterparts on the $200 Billion worth of various resources and rare stones in Afghanistan, and called the export of the stones significant in strengthening and expansion of trade between Kabul and Ashgabat, considering the regional countries, particularly Turkmenistan’s demand for marble, according to the statement.
Highlighting the construction projects for building new cities in Turkmenistan, the Turkmen delegation discussed their requirement for marble and expressed Turkmenistan’s full readiness to procure marble from Afghanistan.
The two sides emphasized the importance of marble supply and demand in the two countries’ trade expansion and agreed to sign an agreement on Afghanistan’s marble export to Turkmenistan.
According to another MoFA statement, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan discussed the importance of implementation of the Torghundi-Herat railway project within the framework of the two countries’ joint perspective on regional connectivity.
Considering the implementation of this project a good start for the implementation of related railway projects in Afghanistan, Foreign Ministers stressed the need for starting practical work on the project.
The two sides agreed to continue negotiations between the sectoral entities of the two countries on the acceleration of the project work as well as conducting practical and comprehensive studies in line with the international standards.

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