Ashgabat, 24 May 2011 (nCa) — Turkmenistan, on the strength of its impeccable record of peace-building in the region, highlighted Monday the contours of its 5-point formula for creating and sustaining peace in Afghanistan.
A senior spokesman of the foreign ministry told that the peace formula presented by President Berdymuhamedov in his speech at the UN General Assembly session last year had been augmented further to cover the present situation in and around Afghanistan.
Here are the five points of the formula:
First: Turkmenistan supports the efforts of the Afghan government for settlement of the conflict through negotiations and peaceful national reconciliation. We consider that the support of the international community is essential in every way for the Afghan people. In this context, taking into consideration our status of neutrality, Turkmenistan is ready to host an international summit on strengthening the trust of Afghanistan and effective development of its governmental institutions. We are ready to discuss the details of organization of such a summit with our Afghan partners, the special envoy of the UN Secretary General in Afghanistan, other related UN agencies, and other interested parties.
Second: In accordance with the London and Kabul conferences, we offer our support in training of Afghan bureaucrats and civil servants under the patronage of UN programmes.
Third: We believe that rendering of assistance for transport infrastructure in Afghanistan is an important task. Our country is building railway line to the border with Afghanistan with the prospects for its extension into the Afghan territory.
Fourth: We believe it is necessary to boost the process of implementation of TAPI gas pipeline project. The trans-Afghanpipelinewill help solve the major social issues, including the creation of new jobs and attraction of investments for Afghanistan. It will positive influence the political situation in Afghanistan.
Fifth: Turkmenistan is gearing to increase substantially the increase of electric energy supplies to Afghanistan by expanding its own transmission infrastructure and connecting it onward to the Afghan facilities. We invite the world community represented by the UN to discuss this proposal.