Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

07/15/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/15/2021 08:21

Presidents of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan Meet in Tashkent

President Ashraf Ghani met with President Shavkat Mirzyayev on the first day of his visit to Uzbekistan today at Kuksaroy Presidential Palace.

Both presidents discussed bilateral relationship, trade and transit within the framework of new chapter of relations between Afghanistan and other countries as well as the significance of Afghanistan in regional connectivity.

President Ghani talked over the location of Afghanistan and its role as the regional roundabout and said a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan will be in the interest of its neighboring countries and the entire region. He underscored that the role and cooperation of all countries including Uzbekistan will be significant and crucial for ensuring peace in Afghanistan.

President Shavkat Mirzyayev said Uzbekistan remains committed to continue its cooperation with Afghanistan in various areas and would stand with the government and people of Afghanistan.

President Ghani expressed gratitude to President Mirzyayev for his goodwill, commitment to cooperation and hospitality.