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President Ghani embarks on a crucial Uzbekistan visit

President Ghani embarks on a crucial Uzbekistan visit

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Dec 04, 2017 - 18:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, along with a high level delegation, departed on an official visit to Uzbekistanon Monday, according to a statement from Presidential Palace.

According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the visit is taking place at the invitation of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

During the trip, President Ghani is expected to meet President Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister Abdullah Aripov of Uzbekistan and discuss wide range of issues pertaining to mutual interests and development and cooperation. A joint statement by the two countries will be released after the meeting.

Bilateral relations, long-term cooperation and views on key international and regional security issues will be discussed in the meetings between the two sides.

A joint statement by the heads of government, along with many intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents aimed at further enhancing bilateral cooperation in political, trade, economic, investment, transport and communication, scientific and education and other sectors,as well assome commercial contracts are expected to be signed during the visit.

The Afghan president is also expected to visit Bukhara, where he will meet and address students of the Bukhara State University.

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