Officials From Uzbekistan, Pakistan Discuss Construction of Railtrack Through Afghanistan

Friday, 06/02/2023

Ismatullah Irgashev, Uzbekistan's special envoy for Afghanistan, and Ahmad Farooq, Pakistan’s ambassador in Tashkent have discussed transportation projects and construction of a railway track from Uzbekistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan announced that during a meeting on Thursday, the Pakistani ambassador said that Uzbekistan's participation in regional projects is highly important.

The road map for the construction of the Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan railway line had been signed in Tashkent in 2019 between the then officials of the three countries.

After taking power in Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban have also held talks with the Uzbek authorities about this railway project.

Pakistan and Uzbekistan have established close ties with the Taliban, but despite the group’s follow-ups and meetings regarding the construction of the railway, this project has not yet been implemented so far.

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