Tashkent / Information Office – The State of Qatar participated in the “Central and South Asia Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities” that is currently taking place in the Uzbek capital Tashkent.
The State of Qatar was represented in the meeting by HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad Al Muraikhi.
In a speech before the conference, His Excellency reiterated Qatar’s commitment to continue supporting the peace process led and controlled by the Afghans, in order to consolidate the gains made on the course of the Doha negotiations in cooperation with international partners with the aim of ending violence and achieving stability, comprehensive peace and development in Afghanistan.
He stressed that the State of Qatar will continue its effort in bringing the point of view of the Afghan government and Taliban. He said that promoting peace, security, and, development in Afghanistan will benefit the region and the world.
Al Muraikhi expressed Qatar’s appreciation to the important role Uzbekistan plays in development in Afghanistan, which includes bolstering strategic roads. He said that these efforts will help enhance peace and security in Afghanistan in particular, and Central Asia in general.
He pointed out that this conference takes place at a time when the world continues to face common economic and health challenges, which further demonstrates that regional and international cooperation is a must.
In this regard, His Excellency expressed his confidence that this conference will contribute by making a positive impact in achieving the integration of Central and South Asian countries with the global economy, while at the same time increasing their competitiveness in the global market.
He said that the implementation of well-planned strategic transport corridors projects helps accelerate the development of the countries concerned and is in the interest of their people, calling for the development of transport and communication routes to be a priority of the international community because of its direct impact on global food security. He added that Qatar appreciates Uzbekistan’s ambitious plan to enhance regional trade volume.
Al Muraikhi stressed that the State of Qatar, based on its policy of supporting international partnerships to meet existing challenges, attaches great importance to multilateral cooperation in Asia and supports development projects in many Asian countries.
His Excellency expressed his thanks to HE President of Uzbekistan and the government for hosting the conference and for their good hospitality.
Source: Ministry of foreign affairs