Uzbek and Pakistani experts on the prospects of resolving the situation
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Uzbek and Pakistani experts on the prospects of
resolving the situation in Afghanistan
An international virtual conference on “Efforts of
Uzbekistan and Pakistan in resolving the situation in Afghanistan: Prospects
for mutually beneficial cooperation” has been held.
The joint event of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under
the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Pakistani Center for
Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) was attended by the heads and leading
experts of analytical and research centers of the two countries, as well as
representatives of political-forming circles of Pakistan: diplomats,
scientists and specialists in security and foreign policy.
The central theme of the event was the role of Uzbekistan and Pakistan in
resolving the Afghan crisis. The participants of the dialogue discussed in
detail the issues of economic recovery in Afghanistan, prospects for the
implementation of joint projects contributing to the development of
trans-regional cooperation between Central and South Asia.
First Deputy Director of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies
under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akramjon Nematov noted
that thanks to the efforts of the international community, including
regional countries, significant qualitative shifts are taking place in
Afghanistan in promoting the peace process, direct inter-Afghan talks
between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha are planned in the
Akramjon Nematov emphasized that Uzbekistan's involvement in solving the
Afghan problem is not limited to diplomatic efforts. Today, Uzbekistan makes
a significant contribution to improving the socio-economic situation in
Afghanistan through the implementation of specific projects in transport,
economy, energy and education, supports the neighboring country in
overcoming the humanitarian crisis caused by the pandemic.
Drawing attention to the significant efforts being made by Uzbekistan in the
issue of resolving the situation in Afghanistan, CGSS President, Major
General Khalid Amir Jaffery emphasized that Tashkent Conference, initiated
by the President of Uzbekistan Sh. Mirziyoyev, played an important role in
achieving the current practical results in conducting inter-Afghan
According to him, Tashkent Declaration, signed following the conference, is
a strategic document covering such key aspects of achieving long-term and
sustainable peace in Afghanistan as respect for the independence,
territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan, ensuring equal
rights for all Afghans and ending violence.
Major General Jaffery emphasized that Uzbekistan and Pakistan, being
neighbors of Afghanistan, and directly feeling the emerging situation in
this country, can and should play a significant role in the peace process
and post-conflict reconstruction of Afghanistan.
He also highlighted the initiatives of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat
Mirziyoyev on involving Afghanistan in the regional trade-economic
cooperation, which makes a significant contribution to the process of
stabilizing the situation in this country.
Following the conference, the participants empahsized that peace and
stability in Afghanistan will create necessary conditions for the launch and
implementation of large-scale trans-regional projects that can become
promising “drivers” for sustainable development of the macro-region of
Central and South Asia.