President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul early Thursday morning to attend an international conference on Central and South Asia, Regional Connectivity, Opportunities, and Challenges, in Uzbekistan, Arg said in a statement.

The Presidential Palace (Arg) said in a statement that President Ghani, leading a high-level government delegation, left Kabul for a two-day official visit to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
During the visit, in addition to addressing the conference, the President will meet separately with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and a number of representatives of the participating countries to discuss friendly and lasting relations and expanding cooperation in various fields with Afghanistan in the new chapter, the statement added.

The International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities” will take place on 15-16 July 2021 at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The forum is aimed at strengthening historically close and friendly ties, trust, and good-neighborliness between Central and South Asia in the interests of all peoples and countries of both regions.

The agenda includes a comprehensive exchange of views and joint development of proposals for enhancing cooperation in trade, investment, transport, energy and innovation, green technologies, implementation of specific projects and cooperation programs, enhancing interaction in tourism, education, healthcare, science, and culture, ensuring the stability and security of the two regions.


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