On 24 June at the Kuksaroy residence President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani.
President Islam Karimov noted that the first visit of Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan will serve to further elevate the cooperation of our countries to a new level.
The peoples of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan share common history, similar traditions and customs.
Uzbekistan, always adhering to people’s wisdom “Tranquility of your neighbor is your peace of mind”, is a supporter of establishment of peace in Afghanistan, reconstruction of the country’s economy. Uzbekistan exports electricity, fruits and vegetables, oil products and mineral fertilizers to Afghanistan. In the first four months of 2016 the volume of mutual trade turnover increased by 14 per cent.
The issues of further increasing the mutual trade and widening the assortment of goods were discussed at the meeting. The parties exchanged opinions on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expressed sincere gratitude to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for a warm welcome and underlined that Afghanistan is interested in further development of cooperation with our country.