The first phase of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway Line is opened: Turkmenistan President Gurbangulu Berdimuhamedov is happy to offer the 88 km first stage of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway Line, the Great Silk Road is being re-established, this line is not only for the two countries. He said it will support the growth of Asia, Europe and neighboring countries.
The 88-kilometer-first stage of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway Line was opened at the Imamnazar Border Gate, with a ceremony hosted by Berdimuhamedov.
Berdimuhamedov, in his speech at the ceremony, emphasizing that the transport sector is a priority for sustainable development, the developing and changing world economy and regional economic integration process considering the transportation system should grow rapidly stated.
Stating that the new railway corridor will contribute to the economic and social development of Turkmenistan and other regional countries, Berdimuhamedov said, “The Great Silk Road is being re-established. This line will support the growth of Asia, Europe and neighboring countries, not only for the two countries. In addition to the economic integration of states, it will also serve to strengthen their friendship. ” found the assessment.
Berdimuhamedov noted that the line, which is described as the "International Asian Railway Corridor", has built up all the technical capacity for the first stage of 85 kilometers covering the 3-kilometer section between Atamurat and Imamnazar on the Turkmenistan border and the Akina Border Gate to Afghanistan.
Berdimuhamedov pointed out that the main objective of transport policies is to evaluate the advantageous geographical position of the country and that they are happy to put into service the first phase of the corridor which will facilitate their integration into the global economic system.
“Long live Turkmenistan-Afghanistan friendship”
Afghanistan President Eşref Gani emphasized that the new railway corridor will establish trade, dialogue and friendship among the countries of the region, and said: Today is a special and historical day. We closely monitor and appreciate the success and development of Turkmenistan, the country we can trust the most and that is the closest country to Afghanistan. We would like to thank Turkmenistan for its leadership in the construction of the railway corridor, which will help us improve our relations. Long live Turkmenistan-Afghanistan friendship.