India, Uzbekistan to jointly work towards ensuring peace, stability in Afghanistan, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 1 said that India and Uzbekistan will jointly work together and strive for stablity, prosperity and peace in Afghanistan, which will be beneficial for the interests of the region.

While addressing a joint press conference with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, PM Modi said, “Both India and Uzbekistan aspire a safe and prosperous external environment. We appreciate their efforts in maintaining regional peace and stability. I can assure you that India will help in your efforts. Both India and Uzbekistan wish a democratic, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.”

PM Modi added, “To support Uzbekistan’s social schemes and other infrastructural projects, we have agreed to grant $ 200 million Line of Credit. Twinning agreements between Agra and Samarkhand, and Gujarat and Andijan have been signed as well.”

During the visit of Uzbekistan’s president to India both nations have today inked 17 agreements, including for visa free travel for diplomatic passport holders and cooperation in the fields of national security, tourism, trafficking and training of diplomats.

Both the nations will also cooperate in exploring the outer space for peaceful purposes.

India and Uzbekistan have also signed an agreement to promote business ties through India-Uzbekistan Business Council.