Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, met with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan prime ministers where they discussed connectivity in the region, trade and transit ties and other mutual interest issues among the three countries.
He held the meetings on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Prime Ministerial meeting in Sochi City in Russia on Friday.
Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abulla Aripov said in his meeting with Abdullah Abdullah that his country is ready to provide the ground for trade and transit, electricity transition, railway construction, communication and internet services, medical services and scholarships for Afghan students, a press release sent by chief executive’s office said.
He said they are committed to strengthening their trade and transit ties with Afghanistan. He added that they will increase the wheat export to Afghanistan to 500 tons.
Aripov said the resuming of the direct flights between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan after 20 years is an important happening for Afghanistan.
“We are ready to establish a training center for Afghan students in railway construction and Uzbek language training in Termez City (in Uzbekistan). We assure that good relations will improve between the two countries,” he added.
Meanwhile, Abdullah said relations between the two countries have a great importance for Afghanistan.
He praised the resuming of the Kabul-Tashkent direct flights, saying that it will improve relations between the two countries.
Abdullah said people of the two countries have common enemies and that the security cooperation should increase between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
Meanwhile, Abdullah met with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev and Kyrgyzstan prime minister where they discussed the improvement of security cooperation, awarding scholarships to Afghan students in technology and boosting trade and transit relations between Afghanistan and the Central Asian nations.