Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday inaugurated facilities of Turkey's second provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan.
The civilian-led Jowzjan provincial reconstruction team (PRT) is located in Sheberghan, the capital of Jowzjan province in northern part of the country. Turkey's other PRT has been carrying out its projects in Wardak province in central Afghanistan since 2006.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Davutoglu said, "there is no difference between serving Turkey and serving Afghanistan. Afghanistan's fate is Turkey's fate, its problems are Turkey's problems, and its happiness is Turkey's happiness."
Turkey has built 34 schools, six clinics and a hospital in Afghanistan in recent years, Davutoglu recalled and said he would plan a visit to this region of Afghanistan every year.
Tne Turkish PRT in Jowzjan will be responsible for development of Jowzjan Sar-e Pol provinces, as well as capacity enhancement including training of Afghan security forces.
Jowzjan PRT, the 27th provincial team in Afghanistan, will work just like Wardak PRT which completed 200 projects worth 30 million USD and trained Afghan police officers.