Afghanistan, Uzbekistan discuss security, economic cooperation
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar, during his visit to neighbouring Uzbekistan, discussed a range of issues, including combating terrorism, improving security, political relations and economic cooperation, with Uzbek officials.
NSC spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told Pajhwok Afghan News Atmar had arrived in Tashkent on Monday and would stay there until Wednesday. Atmar met his Uzbek counterpart, minister of defence, foreign affairs and national security officials.
Both sides stressed the need for regional cooperation in boosting security, coordination on border affairs, common threats and an exchange of prisoners, Ghorzang said. Atmar said improved security was in the interest of all Central Asian countries.
“We want to improve cooperation with Uzbekistan to battle security challenges before complete withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan,” he added.
The NSC spokesman added Atmar also conferred on exchanging of intelligence information, cooperation in enhanced intelligence capacity and strong links in the military field.
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