New Delhi: Expediting the laying of the gas pipeline between Turkmenistan - Afghanistan - Pakistan and India was taken up strongly by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
Addressing the 14th Saarc summit in New Delhi, he said regional grouping should also stress on greater economic cooperation between member states.
Karzai said Afghanistan’s full membership in Saarc will maximize benefits to people of the entire region.
According to him, in the past five years Afghanistan has witnessed developments in many spheres. Children have been able to go back to school and women can participate in all walks of life.
Karzai spoke of the the national highway system connecting Central Asia to South Asia and East Asia to the Middle East and added that trade and investment have increased in Afghanistan.