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Afghan, Uzbek, US forces to jointly combat terror

Afghan, Uzbek, US forces to jointly combat terror

Aug 13, 2020 - 15:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The trilateral Uzbekistan-US-Afghanistaninfo-icon subcommittee on security held its first meeting via a video conference, emphasizing effectiveness of the fight against terrorism, Trend reported on Thursday citing the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.

The meeting was attended by co-chairs of the subcommittee - Deputy Chairman of the State Security Service of Uzbekistan Salimjon Khusanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Furkat Sidikov, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nancy Jackson.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Thomas Krochi, Deputy Adviser to the President of Afghanistan for National Security Issues Salam Shah Ibrahimi, Deputy Minister of National Defense of Afghanistan Abdulhai Rauf, as well as representatives of the involved ministries and departments of the three countries were in attendance.

"During the meeting, the importance of increased interaction in the field of border security and the exchange of information between relevant agencies of the parties to improve the effectiveness of the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism was emphasized," the report said.

The sides also exchanged views on current epidemiological situation and discussed the impact of coronavirus infection on regional and global security.

Special attention was paid to topical aspects of cooperation related to the UN's Womeninfo-icon, Peace and Security agenda. Mechanisms for strengthening ties in the field of ensuring the rights and interests of women, addressing problems of violence against them and access to quality educationinfo-icon were discussed.


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