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NSA Mohib Meets His Uzbekistan Counterpart in Tashkent, Discusses Range of Issues

(Last Updated On: March 5, 2019)

National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib met his Uzbekistan counterpart Viktor Makhmudov in Tashkent on Tuesday, the office of National Security Council said in a statement.

According to the statement, both sides discussed a range of issues including partnership in counterterrorism, counter-narcotics, and expanding infrastructure, economic, and cultural cooperation projects.

 Makhmudov reiterated that peace in Afghanistan is possible only if Afghans lead and own it.

The two sides are also expected to review the progress of the Bilateral Security Commission, an action-oriented joint security cooperation mechanism between the two countries.

Mohib’s visit of Tashkent comes as Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov reportedly met with head of the Taliban’s political Qatar office Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, where Taliban representatives have been meeting with U.S. delegation led by special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad as part of the Afghan peace process.

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