Uzbekistan reaffirms support to Afghan peace process


KABUL: Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov during his visit to Kabul on Tuesday reaffirmed his country’s support to the Afghan peace process.

Umurzakov, also the Investment Minister of Uzbekistan, made the remarks during his trip to Kabul when he met President Ashraf Ghani in the Presidential Palace.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said that the two sides discussed strengthening bilateral and trade relations, cultural cooperation and the Afghan peace process.

The Uzbek delegation also attended a ceremony that marked the National Day of the Uzbeki language in Afghanistan, the source said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Uzbek delegation also signed cooperation agreements with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled.

This comes as Uzbekistan, in the past, has also pledged support to the Afghan peace process and has proposed to host the intra-Afghan talks.