A conference of special representatives of the EU and Central Asian countries on Afghanistan was held in the capital
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A conference of special representatives of the European Union and Central Asian countries on Afghanistan was held today in Tashkent.
During the event, international and regional efforts were discussed for the peaceful resolution of the Afghan crisis, the active involvement of Afghanistan in regional integration processes, the economic recovery of the country and the implementation of various infrastructure projects on its territory.
In his speech, Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev focused on the main aspects of Uzbekistan’s policy towards Afghanistan, including the need to establish a constructive dialogue with the new authorities of the country.
The meeting participants, noting their concern about the grave humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, called on other states to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of this country.
The need was emphasized for the new Afghan authorities to fulfill their promises and international obligations to create a government based on broad representation, respect the rights of women and national minorities, and also prevent the country’s territory from becoming a haven for international terrorists.
The special representatives expressed support for the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to establish a multifunctional transport and logistics hub in Termez to deliver humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
An agreement was reached to continue holding a dialogue of this format on a regular basis as a platform for consultations and cooperation to support the Afghan people.
As a result of the event, a Joint Statement was adopted.