To improve regional cooperation with Afghanistan, UNAMA's deputy head Markus Potzel is visiting Central Asian nations.
“UNAMA deputy-head PotzelMarkus arrived in Dushanbe at start of visit this week to Tajikistan & Uzbekistan meeting government officials to discuss options to help strengthen regional cooperation with Afghanistan and its people,” UNAMA tweeted on Sunday.
In reaction to Potzel's travel to the Central Asian nations, the head of the Islamic Emirate's political office in Qatar said that Kabul wanted positive relations with all countries.
"The Islamic Emirate government's policy in the region is balanced and oriented on the economy, and it seeks to have good communication and interaction with all," said the head of the Islamic Emirate's Qatar-based political office, Suhail Shaheen.
Meanwhile, some political experts said the cooperation of regional countries is important for Afghanistan.
“Afghanistan is important for regional countries in the sphere of economic cooperation and economic transit,” said Najibullah Jame, a political expert.
"Afghanistan needs the cooperation of the region and particularly the cooperation of its neighbors, which have a very powerful influence on the affairs of Afghanistan,” said Aziz Maaraj, a political expert.
In previous meetings, representatives of Central Asian nations have voiced concerns over the existence of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. Some nations, like Tajikistan, have set up security checkpoints on their shared border with Afghanistan.