Security issues discussed within the framework of the "Uzbekistan-USA-Afghanistan" format
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 12 August 2020, the first meeting of the Sub-Commission on Security of the format of trilateral cooperation "Uzbekistan-USA-Afghanistan" via videoconferencing was held.
The event was attended by the co-chairs of the subcommittee - Deputy Chairman of the State Security Service of Uzbekistan Salimjon Khusanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Furkat Sidikov, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nancy Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Thomas Krochi, Deputy Adviser to the President of Afghanistan for National Security Issues Salam Shah Ibrahimi, Deputy Minister of National Defense of Afghanistan Abdulhai Rauf, representatives of the involved ministries and departments of the three countries.
The parties exchanged views on the current epidemiological situation, discussed the impact of coronavirus infection on regional and global security. The need to combine efforts to prevent the consequences of COVID-19 was noted.
The importance of expanding interaction in the field of border protection and exchange of information between the relevant departments of the parties was emphasized to increase the effectiveness of the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism.
Special attention is paid to the topical aspects of cooperation on the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Mechanisms for strengthening ties in the field of ensuring the rights and interests of women and girls, solving the problems of violence against them and access to quality education were discussed.
During the meeting, the parties also considered other issues on the joint agenda.