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Afghanistan-Turkmenistan sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Staff Writer |
President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmenistan counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on Thursday signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement in Ashgabat where both countries pledged to expand bilateral relations on a number of key areas including economy, trade, transit and joint efforts towards fighting terrorism.

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The two countries also signed seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on cultural exchanges between Turkmenistan Academy of Science and National Archive of Afghanistan, railway project, aviation, customs, petroleum, gas and energy transfer.

According to a statement by the Presidential Palace (ARG), the signing of Afghanistan-Turkmenistan Strategic Partnership Agreement will help the two countries to further expand their political, economic and security cooperation.

Ghani meanwhile said that the Strategic Partnership Agreement is a milestone and will increase relations between the two nations.

“In line with this agreement, relations between the two countries will remain sustainable and based on mutual respect and mutual interests,” Ghani said.

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