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Uzbekistan cuts price of power exports to Afghanistan

Uzbekistan cuts price of power exports to Afghanistan

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Feb 13, 2018 - 13:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Uzbekistan has decided to decrease the price of power exports to Afghanistaninfo-icon, the Afghan national security advisor (NSA) office said on Tuesday.

Qader Shah, spokesman for the NSA, told Pajhwok Afghan News Hanif Atmar, during a formal trip, attended a security commission meeting in Uzbekistan three days ago.

Bilateral security and economic commission was created after President Ashraf Ghani’s latest visit to the neighbouring country.

The joint panel has been tasked with executing programmes on economic and security cooperation between the two nations.

Qader Shah said the NSA met the Uzbek deputy prime minister and the railway chief on expanding political, economic and security links between the neighbours.

Rahmatov reaffirmed Uzbekistan’s cooperation with Kabul, saying a stable and peaceful Afghanistan was imperative for regional stability and economic development.

He also delivered a special message to Atmar for President Ghani. The NSA also held talks with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdul Aziz Khafizovich Kamilov on security, economic and diplomatic ties.

Kamilov briefed him on preparations for an upcoming peace conference in Tashkent. He said Uzbekistan was committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan and would continue efforts in this regard.

Atmar briefed Uzbek officials on attracting investment and the facilities offered to businessmen. Shah hailed the NSA visit as a decisive and successful.

Uzbekistan has declined the cost of electricity exported to Afghanistan from 7.6 cents to five a unit. The new price will take effect this month.

sa/mud

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