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Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate railway line

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmenistan counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow officially inaugurated the Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) and Aqina (Afghanistan) Railway Line between the two countries on Monday.

Thanking Turkmenistan for its support, President Ghani after the launch said gas and fuel will be transported to through this new railway line adding that the price of fuel and gas will drop.

He also said that Amanullah Khan's dreams of being connected by railway had come true.

Tolo News quoted Ghani, as saying that the next step after Aqena is the connection to Mazar and then to Herat.

The President said that wants development not extremism and it does not have problems with any of its neighbors.

Asserting that the new railway line had international value Turkmenistan's president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said Afghanistan has an important role to play in connecting Central to South

President Berdimuhamedow said new job opportunities would be created if Afghanistan develops economically.

He said joint social and economic projects with Afghanistan will continue.

The Ghazi Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Medal of Honor was presented to President Berdimuhamedow by the President Ghani.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 18:03 IST