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NSA Mohib meets Indian Counterpart, Iranian, Uzbek FMs

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, on the sideline of RAISINA Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi, met with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and foreign ministers of Iran and Uzbekistan, the other day, his office said. During a meeting with his Indian counterpart, both sides spoke on various issues, including the recent regional development and their impacts on the security of the two countries.
The two sides also reiterated their commitments to the improving and strengthening bilateral relations, according to the statement.
In his meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif on the sidelines of RAISINA Dialogue 2020 in Delhi, NSA discussed the Afghan peace process and developments in the region.
NSA Mohib said that Afghanistan is concerned about the recent developments in the region and encourages restraint and dialogue as the way forward.
He added that the Afghan Peace Process should not be affected and emphasized on the importance of genuine regional support to a lasting peace in Afghanistan. According to another report Dr. Mohib also met with Abdulaziz Kamilov Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the sidelines of RAISINA Dialogue 2020 in New Delhi.
They discussed peace and security in Afghanistan and the strength of bilateral trade, transit and educational cooperation. Kamilov said that his country supports an Afghan-led and owned peace process and remain committed to strengthening bilateral relations with Afghanistan.
He stressed on the improvement of bilateral relations in the areas of trade, transit and education and the utility of existing opportunities. National Security Advisor thanked the Republic of Uzbekistan for their support to an Afghan-owned and led peace process stating that a lasting peace in Afghanistan will require genuine support from countries in the region.
He added that Afghanistan attaches great importance to relations with Central Asia, but particularly prioritizes economic relations with the Republic of Uzbekistan and remains ready to resume bilateral talks on trade and transit in the near future.

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