Central Asian Countries Discuss Situation In Afghanistan - Turkmen Foreign Ministry
Muhammad Irfan 21 days ago Wed 07th July 2021 | 11:50 PM
"On July 7, a ministerial meeting on the Afghan issues was held with the participation of the heads of external policy agencies of the countries of Central Asia through videoconferencing. The organizers of the dialogue were the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia," the statement read.
According to the Turkmen ministry, the parties discussed regional cooperation, advancement of the peace process in Afghanistan, and security issues.
Afghanistan is seeing a spike in violence as international troops are gradually being withdrawn from the country. The troop pullout was one of the points in the agreement the Taliban and the United States reached in Doha in February of last year.
In recent days, thousands of Afghan government soldiers have fled to Tajikistan, escaping from the Taliban, which took over 70% of the Afghan-Tajik border under its control. Uzbekistan has refused to accept Afghan soldiers trying to cross borders.