Muttaqi, Head of Uzbekistan’s Presidential Administration Discuss Bilateral Relations

7/30/2022

Amir Khan Muttaqi, the Taliban acting Foreign Minister met with Umurzakov Sardor Uktamovich, head of the Presidential Administration of Uzbekistan, the Taliban announced on Saturday.

According to a Taliban statement, the two sides talked about bilateral relations, transit and cooperation in the agricultural sector.

Muttaqi and Uktamovich also discussed the start of the construction of the railway project spanning across Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The meeting took place on the sixth day of the Taliban delegation’s visit to Uzbekistan. The Taliban delegation led by Muttaqi had reached Tashkent on July 24.

Earlier on Tuesday, Muttaqi had addressed an international conference on Afghanistan in Tashkent with a focus on the achievements of the Taliban government over the past eleven months.

This conference ended on Tuesday, but the Taliban delegation did not return to Kabul.

On Friday, Tashkent hosted a two-day meeting of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The foreign ministers of China, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan participated in the meeting.

Although Muttaqi was not present at the SCO meeting, he met with the foreign ministers of Pakistan and China on the sidelines of the event.

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