President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, who arrived on an official visit in Tashkent Monday, visited Mustaqillik (transl. Independence) Square in downtown Tashkent, accompanied by Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, UzA said.
The Afghan President reportedly laid flowers to the Monument of Independence and Humanism.
Ashraf Ghani also visited the Khazrati Imam complex, where he got acquainted with the Qur'an of Osman, kept in the Moey Mubarak madrassa and other historical and religious monuments.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Ashraf Ghani are scheduled to discuss the current state of Uzbek-Afghan ties and the priorities for advancing the long-term cooperation, as well as to exchange views on key international and regional security issues.
Following the talks, the two leaders are is expected to sign the Joint Statement and package of intergovernmental and interdepartmental accords aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in the political, trade, economic, investment, transport, communication, scientific, educational and other fields, as well as trade deals.
The visit of the President of Afghanistan includes a visit to Bukhara, where the high-ranking guest will deliver a speech at Bukhara State University.