Leading experts from the countries of Central
Asia, India, Iran and Afghanistan called for an early launch of peaceful
On July 9, the international videoconference “The Future
of Afghanistan: Perspectives from Central Asia and Iran” was held with
participation of heads and experts of analytical and research centers of
India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
The forum was organized by the leading think tank of India “Observer
At the event, views were exchanged on the current situation in Afghanistan,
the prospects for state building and socio-economic recovery of this
country, strengthening trans-regional interconnectedness between Central and
Addressing the conference, First Deputy Director of the Institute for
Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of
Uzbekistan under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, A. Nematov,
noted that Uzbekistan has traditionally pursued a friendly policy towards
Afghanistan, supporting the government elected by the Afghan people. This
policy has acquired a holistic, comprehensive and dynamic character with the
election of Shavkat Mirziyoyev as the President of the country.
To speed up the launch of peaceful inter-Afghan negotiations, analysts
emphasized the need for consolidating the efforts of the international
community. At the same time, experts agreed that the Afghan people
themselves must decide the configuration of the political system of
Afghanistan, the future nature and form of its political system. The main
thing is that it should ensure an inclusive political process, become a
guarantor of achieving national harmony in the country.
In this regard, it was noted that Afghanistan’s commitment to a democratic
path of development will not only serve to achieve sustainable peace and
long-term stability in the country, but will also contribute to successful
integration of Afghanistan into the Central Asian region and fully realize
the potential of regional trade and economic cooperation, thus ensuring
prosperity and wellbeing in Central and South Asia.