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Uzbekistan, Afghanistan to launch direct flights


(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28

By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend:

Uzbekistan will soon establish air communication with Afghanistan.

The first flight from Kabul to Tashkent will be carried out Nov. 29, Uzbek media reported.

Reportedly, the Afghan airline Kam Air will operate code-sharing flights. Uzbekistan Airways is a partner in this direction with the right to sell tickets for the flight under its own code.

The air communication between the two countries opens on the eve of the visit of the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan, scheduled for early December.

In early 2017, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan signed in Kabul a "road map" to increase trade between countries up to $1.5 billion.

Furthermore, the parties reached an agreement on organizing long-term supplies from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan.

The supplies will cover up to 300,000 tons of mineral fertilizers, 2,000 units of agricultural machinery, up to 250,000 tons of wheat and other products in demand in Afghanistan annually.

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