Tajik President Emomali Rahmon yesterday had telephone conversation with his Kazakh and Uzbek counterparts to discuss the latest developments in northern provinces of Afghanistan, which border Central Asia’s nations, according to the Tajik president’s official website.

Emomali Rahmon and Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Kemeluly Tokayev, in particular, noted that the current situation in Afghanistan leads to rising tensions and negatively affects regional security.  

In this regard, the parties reportedly noted the importance of continuing close coordination between the relevant agencies of the two countries both on a multilateral and bilateral basis.  

They emphasized the importance of comprehensive assistance in the practical launch of the inter-Afghan negotiation process. 

Rahmon and Tokayev also exchanged views on the results of recent official visit of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Tajikistan and highly appraised agreements reached during the Dushanbe talks, the Tajik president’s official website.  

On the same day, Tajik leader discussed the current military and political situation in neighboring Afghanistan also discussed by phone with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.  

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

They reportedly assessed the current situation along the border with this country as tense. 

Rahmon and Mirziyoyev agreed to continue joint efforts to support advancement of the inter-Afghan peace process and establishment peace and stability in neighboring Afghanistan.    

In the course of the conversation, the parties also discussed state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to the Tajik president’s official website. 

Meanwhile, Afghan media reports say Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday evening left Kabul for a two-day visit to Washington where he will meet US President Joe Biden, other administration officials and US lawmakers, the Presidential Palace said.  He is reportedly accompanied by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation and other government officials.