Monday, 18, October, 2021

Uzbekistan will restore road and rail transport links with Afghanistan, stated the special representative of the President of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev.

Of course, we will restore road and rail links with Afghanistan, which are delivering food and medical supplies to this country, which Afghans now really need during a pandemic, this will be done for reasons of humanism, Irgashev said on the sidelines of the Uzbekistan and Russia Facing The Challenges Of Development And Security At A New Historical Stage Of Cooperation, organized by the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan and the Valdai International Discussion Club.

He noted that the border with Afghanistan was closed and the issuance of visas was stopped only due to the coronavirus pandemic, and not for other reasons.

According to him, today it is difficult to say how long these restrictions will last, since their lifting depends not only on the improvement of the sanitary and epidemiological situation in Afghanistan, but also on how quickly the authorities will be formed in this country.

"Ministries and other bodies should be formed, [since] the structures that have been created are named by the Taliban as temporary," Irgashev said.

They, he said, were created to prevent collapse, so that the state does not collapse, people have the opportunity to work, provide for their families.

“In the future, they promise to create a government on a broad basis, we very much hope for this,” the special representative of the President of Uzbekistan emphasized.

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