KABUL: Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah after arriving in Kabul on Monday.
According to a presidential office press release available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), President Ghani and Abdulaziz Kamilov discussed the completion of railway line survey report and purchase of electric equipment from Uzbekistan. It was decided that delegations of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan would carry out speedy work on the projects accepted between the two sides for the economic growth of both the countries and region.
President Ghani lauded the positive role and cooperation of Uzbekistan for the restoration of peace, saying the people and government of Afghanistan were determined to put an end to the decades-long conflict. The role of Uzbekistan was of vital importance in this regard, he observed. He said they welcomed every step which is taken in coordination with the people and government of Afghanistan.
He directed the concerned authorities that joint and specialized delegations of both the countries would prepare an agreement of long-term cooperation between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
On the occasion, Abdulaziz Kamilov conveyed the good wishes of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Ashraf Ghani. He expressed happiness over his visit to Kabul.
The Tashkent conference was organized with the collaboration of Afghanistan under the umbrella of Kabul process, he said, adding that his country was keen to support the peace process led by the Afghan people.
Both the sides discussed various key issues, including mega economic, regional and transit projects, peace talks led by Afghan people and war on terrorism.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov met Afghan Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
According to a press release issued by chief executive’s office, Dr. Abdullah said Afghanistan welcomed expansion of ties with Uzbekistan. Abdulaziz Kamilov said peace and stability in Afghanistan was in the interest of both the countries and region. He added that trade between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan would be expanded. The government of Uzbekistan would continue work and cooperation for this purpose, he maintained.