The Afghan embassy in Ashgabat says Turkmenistan is setting up an oil and gas department at Herat University in the west of the country.
The Afghan embassy in Ashgabat wrote in a press release on Thursday (May 20th): “Abdullah Fayez, president of Herat University, and Atamanov Bayramrad or Yilimovich, president of Turkmenistan University of Oil and Gas, told a news conference yesterday evening that the legal, technical and educational facilities “He has studied the creation of this discipline.”
The President of Turkmenistan University of Oil and Gas explained the capacities and facilities of the University and announced his country’s full readiness to establish a Department of Oil and Gas at Herat University. The President of Herat University also spoke about the framework. Turkmenistan has discussed legal, curriculum, and other technical cooperation with Herat University, and has called for one-year joint specialized programs to strengthen scientific-educational cooperation between the two universities.
The Afghan embassy in Ashgabat added that Ahmad Tariq Noorzad, the embassy’s adviser, also spoke about the timetable, including finalizing the legal framework and other Turkmen technical cooperation to establish an oil and gas department within Herat University.
According to the embassy, Turkmenistan has a rich scientific-professional experience in the oil and gas sector, and in this regard has expressed hope that by establishing an oil and gas department within the University of Herat, economic cooperation, especially in regional projects such as TAPI between the two countries will be strengthened.
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