President Ashraf Ghani and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a telephonic conversation discussed further development of bilateral relations as well as the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, Turkmenistan media reported.
The construction of the Turkmen section of the TAPI project was launched in 2015.
Ghani and Berdimuhamedov also exchanged views on the issues of mutual interest about regional and international policy.
During the conversation, the Turkmen president invited Ghani to visit Turkmenistan.
Meanwhile, Ghani congratulated Berdimuhamedov on his victory in the presidential election and wished him success.
The annual capacity of the gas pipeline will reach 33 billion cubic meters.
The total length of the TAPI pipeline will be 1,814 kilometers. A 214-kilometer section of the pipeline will run through Turkmenistan, a 774-kilometer section will run through Afghanistan and an 826-kilometer section will run through Pakistan.
The sphere of trade and economy, as well as fuel and energy, electric power engineering and other industries were also mentioned among the priority areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan