Ismatulla Irgashev holds talks with representatives of the business community of the Balkh province.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – On 10-12 February 2020, the Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Afghanistan, Ismatulla Irgashev, held talks in the cities of Hairaton, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul with the Minister of Transport of Afghanistan Yamo Shams, the leadership of the province of Balkh, Hairaton, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as with representatives of business circles of the province of Balkh.
The main items on the agenda were the expansion of trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, finding ways to solve problems arising from the transportation of goods, including transit, as well as an increase in bilateral trade.
In particular, the Minister of Transport of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Yamo Shams, emphasized the fact that President Ashraf Ghani considers Uzbekistan an example for other countries in the matter of economic assistance to the IRA.
Agreements were reached on a significant expansion of freight and transit traffic to Afghanistan and through the territory of this country, reduction of existing railway tariffs, which will contribute to the deepening of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, including in the transport and communications sector and in the field of export-import operations.
They also discussed issues of increasing export deliveries to Afghanistan of various Uzbek-made goods, expanding the range of products supplied to the IRA from Uzbekistan.
In turn, Afghan businessmen, expressing sincere gratitude to the Government of Uzbekistan for the conditions created for their effective and fruitful work, presented their suggestions and comments on the further development of trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.