(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 9. The first meeting of
special representatives of neighboring countries of Afghanistan, in
particular, the event was attended by representatives of
Uzbekistan, Iran, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and
Russia, trend reports via Uzbek media outlets.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the current situation
in Afghanistan, as well as emphasized the importance of providing
humanitarian assistance to the country, the more active involvement
of Afghanistan in the process of regional interconnectedness, and
the revision by the new Kabul authorities of discrimination
measures against Afghan women.
Throughout the discussions, the delegations positively noted
Uzbekistan's initiative to establish a high-level International
Negotiating group under the auspices of the UN to prepare and
coordinate with the Afghan authorities an algorithm for the phased
implementation of the obligations of the parties.
The importance of the Interim Government of Afghanistan
continuing to prevent the growth of the drug threat, and to
intensify the fight against drug production and trafficking were
also noted by the participants of the meeting.
Following the talks, the parties reached an agreement to hold
the 4th meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan's
neighboring countries in Uzbekistan in accordance with the special
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