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Uzbek And Afghan Foreign Ministry Spokesmen Hold Political Consultations In Tashkent

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 19:35

On January 9, Tashkent hosted the meeting of Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai. According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry of the Uzbek Republic, the parties discussed the results of the first round of political consultations on bilateral relations between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries. During the meeting, they also discussed the current state and prospects of development of such consultations, as well as the schedule for future contacts.


According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, on January 9, the capital city also hosted the first round of the Uzbek-Afghan ministerial political consultations on the level of deputy ministers. They addressed topical issues of cooperation between the two countries in various fields, as well as cooperation in the framework of international organizations.


“As noted in the course of the consultations, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan are interested in bringing their bilateral cooperation to a new level, using the principles of mutual respect and mutual benefit as the foundation, and taking into account each other's interests,” the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan informs.


Earlier, in December 2016, the head of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, while delivering a speech at the Hamburg-based 23rd meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers, said that in Afghanistan it was necessary to seek reconciliation between the government and the main political forces, including the “Taliban” movement. In addition, in December Tashkent hosted a meeting of the Uzbek-Afghan intergovernmental commission on energy, transport and trade. It was participated by the heads of the major sectors of the economy of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

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