The Afghan and Turkmenistan officials on Saturday held a conference in the western province of Herat, where they discussed the practical work of joint projects between the two neighboring countries.
The participants included acting minister of mines and petroleum Mohammad Isa, Turkmenistan ambassador to Afghanistan, Ovezov Hoja Sapargeldiyewich, and other officials from the two countries.
"If you give us funds the paths will be opened for TAPI, fiber optics and the railway,” said the acting minister of mines and petroleum.
The Turkmenistan ambassador to Kabul reiterated his country’s support for TAPI and other mutual economic projects.
“We, on behalf of Turkmenistan, come here to discuss the TAPI, TAP, Fiber Optic and Railway with the Afghan officials. A few committees were made by the two countries to work together to solve problems and for the resumption of these projects”, he said.
“We discussed the technical aspects and field work of the TAPI project. It will be implemented in the near future,” said Noor Ahmad Islam Jar, provincial governor.