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).
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
KABUL, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) — Afghanistan and neighboring Uzbekistan signed agreements on Tuesday to enhance security cooperation and expand ties in transport and trade sectors, the Afghan national television RTA reported. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and his visiting Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov signed the agreements during a ceremony held in Afghan Presidential Palace here.
KABUL, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday left for Uzbekistan to take part in the funeral of late Uzbek President Islam Karimov, the country’s Presidential Palace said. Ghani left Kabul for Samarkand, Uzbekistan to attend the funeral, the palace said in a statement. Karimov died Friday of a stroke at
By Bruce Pannier Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 4, 2016 A sound not heard for many years just came across Uzbekistan’s southern border — the sound of rocket fire from Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Ariana TV reported that the Taliban attacked an Afghan border post in the Kaldor district of Balkh Province during the night of May