KABUL (Pajhwok): An international conference on the current situation in Afghanistan was delayed one day in Tashkent on Monday.
The two-day event, which was originally scheduled to get under way in Uzbekistan’s capital today, will now begin on Tuesday (tomorrow).
A local TV channel quoted Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid as saying that the conference will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Special representatives for Afghanistan from a number of countries and representatives from global organisations are participating in the conference.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tashkent said the main objective behind the event was to promote stability, security, post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Asia Plus, citing a statement from the ministry, reported the conference was focused on Afghanistan’s integration into regional cooperation processes.
The statement added participants of the meeting were likely to discuss issues related to:
Developing coordinated and specific proposals and actions on Afghanistan’s economic reconstruction and providing immediate humanitarian aid to the Afghan people;
Establishing an effective global dialogue on acceleration by the new Afghan authorities of the process of fulfilling key international requirements;
Establishing a widely-represented government, respecting women’s rights and ensuring girls’ access to full-fledged schooling;
Reaffirmation by the interim Afghan government of its obligations to prevent the use of Afghanistan’s territory against the interests of neighbouring countries, other states; and
The importance of unfreezing Afghanistan’s assets abroad as well as implementation of various infrastructure development projects in the country in transportation, communications and energy sectors.
Diplomats from the UK, the EU, Iran, Italy, Spain, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, Norway Pakistan, Russia, the US, Turkey, Japan and other countries are in attendance.
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