Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar. [Photo: Archive]

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar signed a 10-year contract on imported power from Uzbekistan, after visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov in Tashkent Friday.

“Both parties agreed to ink a contract between Da Afghanistan Breshan Sherkat and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan on imported power to Afghanistan,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on a statement.

Meanwhile, Kamilov hoped this “historic” visit strengthen political and economic relation between the two countries, adding he hopes to witness intra-Afghan negotiation on Afghan peace to be held the soonest.

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[Earlier: Afghanistan to Ink 10-Year Contact with Uzbekistan on Imported Power]

KABUL, Afghanistan – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar is scheduled to head a high-level government delegation for a two-day visit to Tashkent Friday, bidding to sign a 10-year contact on imported power from Uzbekistan to the country, MoFA said in a statement.

Atmar visit is due upon a formal invitation by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Uzbekistan Omarakov Sardar Oktomovich.

During his visit, both parties will discuss a wide-range of topics concerning bilateral cooperation, including transportation, transit and investment, the statement read.

Mohammad Shakir Kargar, Chief of Staff to President Ashraf Ghani; Mohammad Yamma Shams, Acting Minister of Transport; Abdul Karim Malikyar, Acting Deputy Minister for Industry and Commerce; Ahmad Dawood Noorzai, Chief Executive of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat; and Abdul Bari Sediqi, head of the Afghanistan Railway Authority will also be on the trip.

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