Afghanistan and Turkmenistan discussed the development of cooperation in the area of transporting goods and agreed on the creation of a joint committee to improve trade.
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that the current government asked Turkmenistan to decrease the transit costs of commercial goods of Afghanistan.
“The acting Minister of Industry and Commerce asked him to reduce the cost of transit and transportation and transfers from this route so that it will be used more. The Minister of Transport of Turkmenistan, while announcing his readiness, stated that a bilateral committee should be established to discuss the details of the mentioned cases,” said Akhundzada Abdul Salam, spokesman of the ministry.
Meanwhile, some economists believe that with the reduction of transit costs, the price of goods will also decrease in the country and it will have a good impact.
"If these meetings are implemented and the Islamic Emirate gives assurances based on such meetings, it will have a positive effect on the economy of both countries," said Nazik Mer Ziyarmal, an economist.
Earlier, the acting minister of Industry and Commerce in a meeting with the transportation minister of Turkmenistan discussed starting a joint committee for solving transit challenges.