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Afghanistan to be linked to China via train in 3 days

Afghanistan to be linked to China via train in 3 days

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Jan 20, 2018 - 20:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Uzbekistan deputy prime minister Jamshid Qochqarov, who called on President Ashraf Ghani after arriving in Kabul on Saturday, said Afghanistaninfo-icon would be connected with China through his country’s Andijan railway route within next three days.

President Ghani met Jamshid Qochqarov, also finance minister of Uzbekistan, who arrived on a visit to Kabul today, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

The statement quoted President Ghani as saying in the meeting: “Your trip to Kabul would help the implementation of agreements and further strengthen relations between the two countries.”

The Uzbek leader called his trip to Afghanistan as “historic” in extending cooperation between the two neighbors.

He said the aim of his trip was to meet senior Afghan authorities and seek further ground for improving cooperation between the two countries.

Qochqarov thanked President Ghani for paying attention to infrastructural projects and said talks were underway on funding the Mazar-i-Sharif-Herat railway road and an assessment for the project had been completed.

He said the survey showed the railway could be built 127 kilometers shorter with less cost.

He added work on electricity transfer through Sar Khan-Puli Khumri route from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan was underway.

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