Uzbekistan Supports Afghan-led, Afghan-owned Peace: Kamilov

  • Date of Publication : 11/11/2020 at 10:48 GMT
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Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Wednesday, said his country supports an Afghan-own and Afghan-led peace process and is ready to help in this respect.

Kamilov said that Uzbekistan also supports the Afghan peace negotiations in Doha, according to a statement by Abdullah’s office.

Abdullah Abdullah, who is leading a delegation in a visit to Uzbekistan, met with Uzbek officials to discuss the Afghan peace process among other topics related to relations between the two countries.

“We welcome Uzbekistan president’s stance at Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit where he supported the peace efforts in Afghanistan and encouraged other members of the summit to support the (Afghan) peace process,” Abdullah said in the meeting.

“There is an exceptional opportunity to achieve peace in Afghanistan,” Abdullah said in his meeting with Kamilov.

He said that the Afghan government remains committed to using the opportunity for peace.

“We urge the Taliban to seize this opportunity and work for peace,” Abdullah said. “We condemn the violence (in the country). No one should seek political concessions by increasing violence.”

Abdullah said that peace in Afghanistan means peace in the region and Central Asia.

He also thanked Uzbekistan for its role and efforts for the Afghan peace process, the statement read.

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