Khalilzad meets Uzbekistan’s officials on Afghan peace
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Monday where they discussed the Afghan peace process.
Date of Publication : Tuesday 11 December 2018 10:50
Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council Lisa Curtis also attended the meeting.
The sides noted with satisfaction the dynamic development of bilateral relations, the new rate of which was set during the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the United States and his negotiations with President Donald Trump in May 2018.
When discussing prospects of peaceful settlement in Afghanistan, the parties once again confirmed that there is no military solution to the problem. The importance of Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles of the Peace Process in Afghanistan was emphasized.
The two sides said in the meeting that “no Afghans should remain outside this political process and that the world community should contribute to consolidation of the entire Afghan society around the national interests in the name of peace and prosperity in the country".
In this context, the parties supported the Peace Program for Afghanistan forwarded by President Ashraf Ghani in Geneva.
Practical aspects of implementation of large infrastructure projects and other socio-economic facilities in Afghanistan were also considered during the meeting.
Source : Tolo News
Reporter : Hafizullah Rajabi