Atamurat – Aqeena railway, located between Faryab Province of Afghanistan and Imam Nazar of Turkmenistan inaugurated through participation of the countries presidents in special ceremony on Monday 28th November 2016.
H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the president of Afghanistan and H.E Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow the president of Turkmenistan described the inauguration of Atamurat – Aqeena railway remarkable which would connect Afghanistan to Europe.
H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the president of the country defined Turkmenistan a good neighbor to Afghanistan, acknowledging the people and Government of Turkmenistan for their great support in building the railway, adding that : “Aqeena is not only significant point on building Afghanistan – Turkmenistan correlation, but also it has strong effects on Asia continent.”
At the margin side of the ceremony, National productive and service delivery exhibition representing the products and services of private sector such as production of carpet, saffron, vegetable, fresh fruit, dry fruit, precious and semiprecious stones within 18 stalls was also held from Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
The president of the two countries participated the exhibition as a result the president of Turkmenistan found the exhibition as interesting as he pledged for contract between the business people of the two countries on Marble stone, adding that: “I take this stone to Turkmenistan and would ask Turkmen companies working on this section to make contract with depending Afghan Marble Producing companies.”
Berdimuhamedow called on for triple cooperation of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and India for further economic development and growth of Asian and regional Countries.
The railway between Turkmenistan – Aqeena lasts about 35 kilometers and would soon expand to Balkh and Kunduz provinces as well. The railway between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan lasting 335 kilometers, starts from Turkmenistan and after extending Handkhoy, Shiberghan, Balkh, Khulm, Kunduz and Shir Khan Bandar ends in Kolkhoz Abad of Tajikistan.