Uzbek president proposes setting up permanent UN committee on Afghanistan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-24 02:41:14|Editor: huaxia

TASHKENT, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Wednesday called on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to create a permanent UN committee on Afghanistan to assist the peace process and economic recovery in the country.

President Mirziyoyev delivered his speech by video call at the general debate of the 75th session of the UNGA from Uzbek.

Mirziyoyev outlined the steps his nation has taken to try to promote peace in Afghanistan, starting with a major international forum held in Tashkent in March 2018.

Since then, Uzbekistan has invested heavily in power line, railway and other infrastructures in Afghanistan, the president said.

"We consider Afghanistan as an integral part of Central Asia ... We fully support the peace talks among the Afghan political forces launched this year in the city of Doha in September," the president said in his address.

"We believe that the issues of ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan must remain a constant focus of the United Nations. Only together and through close cooperation we can realize all the dreams and aspirations of the Afghan people," he said.

"Therefore, we need to establish at the UN a permanent committee that will listen to the hopes and aspirations of the Afghan people. The main aim of the committee should be to assist the economic and social development in Afghanistan," the president said. Enditem