Afghan media president Ashraf Ghani visited Uzbekistan in the near future and announced that a series of co-operation agreements would be signed between the two countries.
One of the main issues of the meeting with the Uzbek side will be cooperation in the field of railway communication. The scope of this cooperation was the opening of the railway line that passed through the four provinces of Afghanistan to Herat by the trains departing from Mezar-i Sharif. It is suggested that Uzbekistan may be a part of this line.
Referring to the administration of Afghanistan's railroad department, the Talnews agency stated that Uzbekistan is interested in this project. The report also reported that another railway line will be constructed from Mezar-i Sharif to Kunduz.
Abdul Bari Seddiqi, deputy head of Afghanistan's railways management, pointed out that Uzbekistan will have direct access to Iranian ports with the start of the project.
This project will increase trade between Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran and China.
Source : www.dunyabulteni.net