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PublishDate: Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:14

Afghan delegation returns to Kabul after successful visit to Uzbekistan

The Afghan delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Hanafi wrapped up a one-day visit to Uzbekistan on Friday after discussing a number of key issues including trade relations.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s spokesman Zabihullah tweeted that talks with Uzbek officials centered around trade expansion, transit facilitation, cooperation in the health sector, the 500 KW lines between Sarkhan and -Khumri, and a railway line through Kabul from -e-Sharif to Peshawar in .

Mujahid said delegates discussed expanding the trade of basic essentials and fuel to Afghanistan in the coming winter.

Meanwhile the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that both sides discussed border security, strengthening trade relations, cooperation in the , energy, and transit.

Mujahid stated that Uzbekistan and Afghanistan also established joint working groups to discuss the related topics in-depth and to come up with a viable plan that can be presented to leaders of both countries within two weeks in order to take the projects forward.

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