Uzbek government delegation led by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday paid a working visit to Afghanistan, the ministry said in a statement.
Pursuant to the agreements reached by the leaders of the two countries on December 4-6 in Tashkent, the Uzbek delegation held a number of bilateral meetings in Kabul.
At the talks were reportedly discussed the practical aspects of cooperation, including promising vectors of further cooperation in political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication, educational, cultural-humanitarian and other fields.
The Uzbek delegation in the Arg Presidential palace was hosted by the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani. The Afghan leader reiterated the interest in advancing the Uzbek-Afghan ties in all areas of mutual interest.
It was underscored that the joint construction of the Surkhan-Poli-Khomri power transmission line, the Mazar-i-Sharif-Sheberghan-Maymana-Herat railway, and implementation of other major bilateral projects are of strategic importance for Afghanistan.
In Kabul, Abdulaziz Kamilov also met with chairman of the Executive Council of the Government of National Unity of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and the National Security Advisor to the President Mohammad Haneef Atmar.
Also, the Uzbek delegation held talks with the heads of several ministries and departments of Afghanistan.