Head of the United Nations Assistance Missions in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Roza Otunbayeva met with the foreign minister of Turkmenistan and discussed cooperation between regional countries and the UN about Afghanistan issues.
Turkmenistan’s foreign ministry has said the two sides emphasized on the importance of the cooperation between the regional countries and the United Nations regarding the many challenges, particularly economic and humanitarian crises, Afghanistan is currently faced with.
International cooperation to implement development projects in Afghanistan and the country’s entry into the global economy were also discussed by the UNAMA Chief and Turkmenistan foreign minister, Raşit Meredow.
Furthermore, the TAPI project was also discussed during the meeting, the Turkmenistan Ministry of foreign affairs stated.
Otunbayeva traveled to Turkmenistan to participate in the meeting of the special representatives of countries for Afghanistan.
In separate meetings, the Turkmenistan foreign minister met with Terhi Hakala, the EU Special Representative for Central Asia and Tomas Niklasson, EU envoy for Afghanistan.
The situation in Afghanistan and issues related to cooperation and maintaining a broad dialogue regarding the country were among the topics discussed in these meetings.
Since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, Afghanistan has been a focal point for the regional countries to facilitate delivering humanitarian aid, cooperate in implementing development projects and convince the ruling regime to establish an inclusive government as well as respect the rights of all people of Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan maintains close ties with the de facto authorities of Afghanistan and has its diplomatic mission functional in Afghanistan.