Uzbek President calls for constructive contact with Kabul

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Speaking at the 22nd summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, said his country stands for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The 22nd summit of the SCO was held in Samarkand of Uzbekistan.

Mirziyoyev said that imposition of sanctions will isolate Afghanistan and will increase extremism in the country.

We stand for the development of constructive contact with Kabul to fulfil the international organizations’ requests previously acknowledged by the interim authorities, including those in the area of women and children’s rights,” Mirziyoyev told the summit.

Speaking at the same summit, the Pakistani Prime Minister said that he called on the international community to support all “good initiatives” in Afghanistan, saying “it will be a big mistake if we ignore Afghanistan this time around.”

Some of the neighboring countries meanwhile called for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that an enduring peace in Afghanistan has no other solution but the formation of inclusive government and intra-Afghan dialogue with the participation of all tribes,” said Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran.

At the summit, it was offered to establish a humanitarian response box for Afghanistan.

“Until the Afghan leaders and those individuals in power resolve the internal issues and work on their weakness–changing it into their strength– these powerful countries in the region and world will always seek their own interest,” said Javid Sandel, an international relations analyst.

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