Today, on December 4, 2020, the opening of a mosque constructed in
the township of Akina of the Andkhoy etrap of Faryab province of the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan took place as a friendly gesture from
the Turkmen side to the Afghan people.
As is known, in accordance with the Resolution of President Gurbanguly
Berdimuhamedov, the construction of a mosque for 500 seats started on
November 2018. This decision was taken within the framework of
support provided by Turkmenistan to achieve stability and security in
Afghanistan, including humanitarian assistance to the brotherly Afghan
The opening ceremony was attended by a representative Turkmen
delegation headed by the Chief Mufti of the country Y. Khojagulyev,
which also included the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Turkmenistan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H. Ovezov,
Consul of Turkmenistan in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif B. Kabaev, imams
of Mary and Lebap velayats of the country and representatives of the
On behalf of the Afghan side, the ceremony was attended by the
Minister of Hajj and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Qasim Halimi,
khyakim of Jovzjan province Lotfullah Azizi, khyakim of Faryab
Nakibullah Faik province, representatives of the above Ministry and the
IRA Foreign Ministry branch in Mazar-i-Sharif, representatives of
departments and state services of the township of Aqina, as well as
numerous Turkmens living in these regions.
The opening of the mosque on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the
permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan is especially symbolic.
Turkmenistan, being a neutral state, whose status is enshrined in the
relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly, is doing a tremendous
job to promote political and diplomatic, trade-economic, cultural and
humanitarian cooperation in the entire region.
Turkmenistan pays great attention to the stable development of the
neighboring country and renders fraternal solidarity and active support
in its integration into the peaceful course of development.
Also, today, in honor of the opening of a new spiritual facility for the
Afghan people, a humanitarian cargo was sent from Turkmenistan to the
Afghan provinces of Jovzjan, Herat and Faryab, consisting of medicines
and medical supplies and means, household, textile and food products
produced in Turkmenistan.
A representative delegation from Turkmenistan, as well as high-ranking
officials of various departments of Afghanistan, took part in the delivery
ceremony of humanitarian aid in the township of Turgundi, Herat
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