RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service March 27, 2018 Following talks in Uzbekistan, more than 20 countries and organizations have declared their support for direct talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban to end the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan. A joint declaration issued at the end of the March 27 meeting in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, noted the signatories’
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 25, 2018 A senior U.S. diplomat is due to arrive in Uzbekistan on March 25 for a three-day visit for talks with Uzbek leaders and to attend an international peace conference on Afghanistan. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will attend the Tashkent conference on Afghanistan on March
Reuters: Uzbekistan wants to establish a new venue for peace talks between the government of neighboring Afghanistan and the Taliban, it said Tuesday, having invited the world’s top diplomats to a conference later this month. Click here to read more (external link).
AFP: For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains with their herds of livestock. Today they are stuck on the “roof of the world” — caught in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor with little hope of a way out. Political upheaval and violence
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 5, 2017 Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have discussed bilateral ties and regional security at a meeting in Tashkent. Joint efforts against terrorism, extremism, and drug trafficking were also on the agenda at the December 5 talks. Officials said several documents were signed after the talks,
November 29, 2017 RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service TASHKENT — An Afghan Kam Air passenger jet landed at Tashkent International Airport on November 29 after making the first-ever direct commercial flight from Kabul to Uzbekistan’s capital. The Uzbek government said earlier that talks on starting direct flights between the two capitals were under way and that a
Khaama Press: Officials in Islamabad are concerned regarding the possible blocking of the transit route to Central Asia and Europe by the Afghan government, it has been reported. Sources within the Pakistani government have said the step could be taken due to the Convention on the Contract for International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) not accepted
Tolo News: The under-15 national football team on Saturday defeated Uzbekistan 3-2 in their third win in the Central Asian Football Federation (CAFA) championship – which earned them the trophy. Afghanistan won its first match against Tajikistan last week and went on to shatter Kyrgyzstan in their second match. Click here to read more (external link).
Azernews: Tajikistan is exporting electricity to Afghanistan on average 7 million kWh daily, Avesta reported with reference to the energy department of the republic. The volume of electricity supplies to Afghanistan has more than doubled compared to early April 2017, when the figure was 2.6 million kWh per day. The ministry noted that neighboring Afghanistan remains
Tolo News: At a meeting, the Tajik minister of transport signed a number of trade and economic agreements in the hope of further boosting trade between the two counties. Tajikistan’s Minister of Transport Khudoyorzoda Khudoyor, on Friday signed trade and economic agreements with Afghanistan during a two-day visit to the country. Click here to read more