Uzbek President: Afghanistan’s security situation has worsened in recent months

  • Date of Publication : 29/07/2016 at 14:22 GMT
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Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan, has expressed concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, and called for thwarting security challenges in the border with Afghanistan.

Islam Karimov, raised the issue at a meeting of the National Security Council on the situation of country’s border with Afghanistan yesterday.

According to Asia news agency, quoting Uzbek presidential press office, Karimov has spoken about thwarting security threats and challenges at the joint border with Afghanistan.

The statement further states that the security situation has seriously deteriorated over the past months in Afghanistan.

The extremist group of Taliban which mostly dominated the rural areas of Afghanistan now is launching their massive terrorist attacks in big cities of the country. In addition, the influence of the ISIS extremist group has increased in the territory of the country.

Uzbekistan, located in the North of Afghanistan, has a joint border of 137 km with Afghanistan.

The concerns come as the security situation in the region; particularly in Afghanistan, was one of the main themes of Shanghai’s Cooperation Organization meeting held last month in Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

The member countries, in SCO Summit, despite expressing concerns over the security situation in Afghanistan, also stressed on the joint fight against terrorism in the region.

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