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Tajikistan to train 30 Afghan railway workers

Tajikistan to train 30 Afghan railway workers

Aug 16, 2013 - 17:42

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Finance on Friday said Tajikistan has promised providing technical training to a number of Afghan railway workers.

A ministry statement said Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, at the head of a delegation, has been in the neighbouring country, where he met with Tajikistan president, prime minister and energy minister.

Zakhiwal discussed with the Tajik leaders in detail bilateral cooperation in areas of transit trade, electricity and visas to Afghans and others, the ministry said.

During his meeting with Zakhiwal, Tajikistan president Imaminfo-icon Ali Rehmanov promised his country would help train 30 Afghan railway workers.

The Tajik leader stressed enhanced cooperation between the two countries in various fields and called for more joint efforts at combating drug smuggling, the statement said.

The two sides also discussed the Central Asia and South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000), a Worldinfo-icon Bank-funded electricity project.

Tajik finance minister Safarali Najmiddinov assured the Afghan delegation that Afghan goods carrying vehicles would be allowed to travel across Tajikistan without any restriction.

Tajik officials also promised cooperation in issuing long term visas to Afghan traders, with Zakhiwal stressing Afghan truckers should be allowed movement as per Tajikistan rules and conditions.


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