Ashgabat hosts international electricity forum


ASHGABAT -- An international exhibition and scientific conference aimed at developing Turkmenistan's electricity industry kicked off in Ashgabat Thursday (September 12), Turkmenportal reported.

Leaders of parliament, cabinet ministers, officials from ministries and other government agencies, diplomats, journalists and NGO representatives attended the opening ceremony.

Foreign business leaders interested in co-operating with the Turkmen electricity industry also took part.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, at the opening ceremony, noted Turkmenistan's efforts to help develop its neighbour Afghanistan.

"The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power line is being installed," he said. "The implementation of this project has great importance not only for the participating countries but also for the whole region."

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