Ministry of Energy: Uzbek-Afghan cooperation in the field of energy is based on an intergovernmental agreement
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – An Uzbek-Afghan cooperation in the energy sector is based on an intergovernmental agreement on the supply of electricity in order to establish peace in Afghanistan, signed between the two countries, the Uzbek Energy Ministry said in a statement.
The document clearly defines the obligations of the parties and provides for the supply of 2.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
At the same time, in order to ensure that the electricity supplied in accordance with this agreement will not have a negative impact on the domestic market of Uzbekistan, additional energy is imported from neighboring countries, and part of it is exported to Afghanistan.
It is necessary to understand that the unified energy system of Central Asia is connected to the power system of Afghanistan only through Uzbekistan, that is, electricity produced in the countries of the unified energy system can be exported only through Uzbekistan.
Opinions on this topic, reflected in the media and social networks, often without knowledge of the specifics of the process of supplying electricity to Afghanistan, and using inaccurate numbers and facts, do not reflect the real situation.