• publish: 6 March 2019
  • time: 4:56 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7352
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Afghan National Security Advisor met Uzbekistan foreign minister

Uzbekistan supports Afghan-led peace process

Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdul Aziz Kamilov briefed Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib in Tashkent on Wednesday, after meeting Taliban and US negotiators in Qatar.

The Taliban are holding fifth round of peace talks with the US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha. The group has so far refused to negotiate with the Afghan government.

During the meeting in Tashkent, Kamilov told the visiting the Afghan delegation that Uzbekistan supports peace process which is led, owned and controlled by the Afghan government. He said that direct talks with the Afghan government were the only way for achieving peace.

For his part, Mohib appreciated Uzbekistan’s support for Afghan peace process, adding the role of regional countries in the process would be discussed in the upcoming in the third Kabul Process meeting.

He said that peace in Afghanistan would mean peace in the region, adding regional countries could play their role in this regard.

Uzbekistan has not detailed its discussion with the Taliban in Qatar. The group said that the sides discussed peace and economic development in Afghanistan.

Kamilov and Mohib discussed also implementation of major infrastructure projects especially railway between Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat and electricity transmission line between Sarkhan and Pul-i-Khumri.

They discussed also expansion of trade, cultural and diplomatic relations.

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