Taliban Delegation Visits Uzbekistan To Boost Trade and Economic Ties

Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have agreed to increase bilateral trade and economic cooperation as well as prospects in investment, transport and logistics spheres.

Uzbekistan’s Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov said he met with an Afghan delegation led by Minister of Industry and Trade, Nuriddin Azizi, and both sides agreed to prepare proposals to increase bilateral trade and the volume of cargo shipment.

Umurzakov and Azizi also discussed measures to implement constructing a railway link connecting the Uzbekistan city of Termez and the Pakistani city of Peshawar through northern Afghan province Mazar-e Sharif and capital city, Kabul.

Umurzakov assured the Afghan delegation that Uzbekistan would continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

Though Uzbekistan did not recognize the Taliban regime, it  expressed readiness to work with the Taliban and improve bilateral trade engagement.

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