Afghanistan and Tajikistan to develop cooperation railways

Afghanistan and Tajikistan cooperate to develop railways
Afghanistan and Tajikistan cooperate to develop railways

Tajikistan and Afghanistan decided to cooperate to strengthen security and stability in the region after the international coalition forces withdrew from Afghanistan as of 2014.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who came to Dushanbe today to hold official meetings, held talks with President Imamali Rahman within the framework of his contacts in the country, and then the two leaders chaired inter-delegation talks.

Rahman noted that his country supports the strategy of strengthening the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and other regional and international threats and challenges, taking into account the withdrawal of the international coalition forces of the Tajik side from Afghanistan in 2014, including defense, security and border issues. He expressed his readiness to cooperate. Rahman noted that measures should be strengthened at the border of 400 kilometers, passing through difficult mountainous regions.

Rahman, during the meeting, the construction of Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway and Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (CASA-1000) electric line construction, such as strategic and very important economic projects are given importance to the implementation of the voiced.

Rahman, who noted that they discussed the possibilities of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran railway project during the meeting, expressed his country's readiness to support Afghanistan in the training of personnel to work in the medical, military and railway transportation sectors.

Karzai, Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway construction will serve to improve the cooperation, he said.

Following the talks, joint statements on the development and consolidation of bilateral relations between the parties, agreements on mine clearance, insurance and crossing between border gates were signed.

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