A delegation from the Ministry of Border and Tribal Affairs of Afghanistan traveled to Uzbekistan and discussed border security issues with Uzbek authorities.
Taliban’s Ministry of Border and Tribal Affairs on Saturday, July 8, in a statement said that border issues were thoroughly discussed between the two sides.
Mawlavi Ghulam Nabi Sameem, the head of border and tribal affairs department of Taliban for northern Jawzjan province spoke about the challenges local residents faced along the border.
The Taliban authorities promised their Uzbek counterparts that they will not allow insurgent groups to use Afghan soil against Uzbekistan.
Taliban officials did not provide further details on what they meant by “border issues”, however, several rockets were launched to Uzbekistan over the past two years. The Islamic State (ISIS) fighters claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has repeatedly warned that thousands of ISIS fighters are stationed in Afghanistan’s northern borders, which can pose serious threats to the security of Central Asian states.
On the contrary, Afghanistan’s de facto authorities have rejected such claims and termed them as propaganda and baseless allegations aimed at tarnishing Afghanistan’s relations with its neighbors.