The only goal of Tashkent is to prevent firing from Afghanistan towards Uzbekistan.
The presidential candidate from the UzLiDeP party, the current head of state Shavkat Mirziyoyev said this on October 11 at a meeting with voters in the Kashkadarya region, gazeta.uz reports.
“Neighbors are not chosen – this is what the Almighty gives. Waking up in the morning, I ask what happened on the border of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. For 30-40 minutes they report to me about the situation at our borders. We are negotiating with the new leadership [Афганистана]… If we sit back, no one will tell us about the situation, ”the head of state said.
Mirziyoyev assured Uzbekistan’s readiness to provide any possible assistance to the long-suffering Afghan people.
“When I took office, 57 percent of our borders had problems. Through negotiations with neighboring countries, we have resolved most of them, ”the Uzbek leader said.
At the end of August, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that in Uzbekistan two years ago they predicted how the situation in Afghanistan would develop, so he instructed to start a dialogue with the Taliban, when no country communicated with this movement.
On October 7, a delegation of Uzbekistan led by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the leadership of the interim government of Afghanistan.
This is the first high-level meeting of representatives of the governments of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan since the Taliban came to power.
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