The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi, said he hoped the outcome of the meeting held in Tashkent would be a positive step toward political and economic relations between the Islamic Emirate and the international community.
“Good views were exchanged for economic and transit development and for Afghanistan to become an economic hub,” he said.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the Tashkent conference, Muttaqi said the conference was constructive.
“We hope with this exchange of views and information, the economic and political relations with neighboring, regional and world countries will be incentivized,” he said.
However, analysts gave various opinions regarding the conference.
“The participants of the Tashkent conference, especially the American and Europeans, whose vote is important for recognition of Afghanistan, expected Muttaqi to say when the girls’ schools be reopened and women will return to their work in the government, but this did not happen,” said Torek Farhadi, a political analyst.
“They do not have a proper strategy for the reopening of girls’ schools and they want to go around the world with such remarks and pave the way for recognition,” said Hekmatullah Mirzad, a university instructor.
Muttaqi said that the practical work on CASA-2,000, TAPI, TAP and the railway from Termez to Mazar-e-Sharif will be resumed.