Afghanistan, Turkey Sign Strategic Deal

Afghanistan, Turkey Sign Strategic DealAfghanistan, Turkey Sign Strategic Deal

Afghanistan and Turkey signed a strategic cooperation agreement during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Kabul on Saturday.

The agreement signed by the leaders of the two nations focuses on economic development, including agriculture, mining, transport, construction and improvement of small and medium enterprises, Khaama Press reported.

A commission will be formed for the implementation of the agreement where the presidents of the two nations will have annual meetings regarding the progress of the projects.

New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahamdzai said the signing of the agreement paves the way for a long term cooperation between the two nations.

Ghani further added that Turkey will assist the Afghan government to connect Afghanistan with Turkey through Turkmenistan and Caspian sea, besides supporting Afghanistan to develop a better aviation administration.

In the meantime, Erdogan said Turkey remains committed to assist in maintaining peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.