Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

02/23/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 07:51

President Ghani Meets with Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan

President Ashraf Ghani met with Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan this morning at the Presidential Palace and discussed expansion of bilateral ties, regional cooperation and Afghanistan's peace process.

Minister Kamilov presented the President of Uzbekistan's invitation letter to President Ashraf Ghani, inviting him to attend a conference titled 'Regional Connectivity; Common Challenges and Opportunities' in Tashkent.

Presidents of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan will be joined by prime ministers of India and Pakistan, and foreign ministers and representatives of the United States, the Russian Federation and the European Union in the conference that is set to be held in July 2021.

The two sides also exchanged views on implementation of MOUs in economic and cultural areas that had been signed between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan during the last two years.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan underscored the need for reduction of violence and ensuring a sustainable and dignified peace in Afghanistan.