Mohib meets Uzbek foreign minister, discusses security, economic cooperation
AT-KABUL: The newly appointed national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib met on Monday with Uzbekistan foreign minister Abdul Aziz Kamilov in his office, discussing bilateral relationships, economic, business and security cooperation, the national security council said Monday.
According to statement issued by the council, Mohib welcomed Kamilov to Kabul, mention the Kabul-Tashkent long and historic friendly relations and the two sides talked about the long-term cooperation opportunities.
Kamilov congratulated Mohib over taking the responsibility of national security adviser and wished him good luck. Kamilov also informed Mohib about the Tashkent conference (an event under the Kabul Process umbrella) progress. He offered suggestions over the next meeting of the Kabul-Tashkent joint security commission, talking on the implementation of the two countries’ economic projects. The Uzbek foreign minister also spoke on the fight against terrorism, peace program and economic development. He also expressed Tashkent’s support of the Afghan-led and owned peace process.
Mohib assured Kamilov that the recent change in the leadership of the security council would not affect the bilateral relationship, because there were common viewpoints in the management of the works. He thanked Uzbekistan’s support to the Afghan-led and owned peace process, praising the Tashkent conference important for strengthening peace in Afghanistan. The national security adviser emphasized on the regional combat against terrorism and extremism, calling on Uzbekistan to pressure those countries whom he said “are not working honestly for peace”.
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