Press Release Afghanistan – Uzbekistan

January 24, 2017

KABUL – Officially invited by the Afghan Foreign Minister Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mr. Abdul Aziz Kamilov visited Kabul on January 23-24, 2017.

During this visit, Mr. Kamilov met the Afghan President H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the Afghan Chief Executive H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and expressed the highest compliments of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The Foreign Ministers emphasized the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy, infrastructure, health services, and agriculture and counted them as beneficial for the betterment of the livelihood of the citizens of the two countries.

Taking into consideration the transit capacity of the two countries to be used for the transit of goods and energy to the south Asian countries, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia in the territories of each other, the two sides considered significant the preparation of Transit-Trade Agreement between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

The sides voiced support for joint efforts aimed at strengthening peace and stability in the region.

The two sides mentioned the Afghan led and owned peace process progress and asked for the support of the regional countries and international partners of Afghanistan in this regard.

The two sides expressed interest for the continuation of visits of the senior officials of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Republic of Uzbekistan to each other’s countries for the expansion of political, economic, and cultural relations of the two friendly and neighboring countries.