Uzbekistan urged to supply electricity to Afghanistan as per the contract terms

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KABUL (SW) – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Mutaqqi, has said that according to the contract, Uzbekistan must export electricity to Afghanistan.

He said this at the “Agricultural Development Fund’s Islamic Financial Products” in Kabul on Sunday. Criticizing the cut off of electricity imported from Uzbekistan, he asked Tashkent to export electricity to Afghanistan according to the contract terms.

He added that foreign embassies and organizations should cooperate with the Islamic Emirate in terms of attracting investment in agriculture and marketing of agricultural products.

Referring to the recent visit of Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, he said that this delegation has acknowledged the importance of interaction with the Islamic Emirate and the continuation of humanitarian aid.

He also emphasized that Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special representative for Afghanistan, has assured of his country’s plans to continue cooperation with Afghanistan and support to recognize the Islamic Emirate.

Meanwhile, the power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, announced on Friday night that the electricity imported from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan has been interrupted due to technical problems inside the territory of Uzbekistan. The company said that it is trying to solve the problem as soon as possible. The situation has led to extended hours of power blackouts in a number of provinces across Afghanistan.