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PublishDate: Thursday, July 15, 2021 09:17

President Ghani to Attend International Summit in Uzbekistan

President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Thursday morning for a two-day visit to Uzbekistan to attend an international connectivity summit named "Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities," the Presidential Palace said.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The summit will see a gathering of leaders from South and and is aimed at strengthening connectivity between the two regions.

The summit will have three common themes of discussion - Economy, Security, Culture.

It is aimed at refreshing historical ties between Central and South Asia.

The leaders of four Central Asian states, together with the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, have been invited at the summit.

“As you know, Afghanistan as a crossroad of transit in the region, plays a valuable role in regional connectivity, especially in Central Asia and South Asia,” said Latif Mahmoud, a presidential spokesman.

He added: “There would also discussion on opportunities in the Central Asia and South Asia. President Ghani will also meet with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat and will discuss Afghanistan’s role in Central and South Asia and key economic projects.”

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