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Uzbekistan Urges Other Nations to Help Neighboring Afghanistan

Uzbekistan Urges Other Nations to Help Neighboring Afghanistan

From: VOA

As winter grips Central Asia, the Uzbek government is calling on the international community to help neighboring Afghanistan.

“To prevent a humanitarian crisis there, not words but concrete steps are necessary to assist the Afghan people,” Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Tuesday in Tashkent.

Uzbekistan is keeping its infrastructure open for international partners and foreign countries to deliver aid to Afghanistan. Specifically, the administration of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev permits U.N. agencies and humanitarian groups to use its territory, airports and railways and, most important, its Friendship Bridge that spans the Amu Darya River that marks the Uzbek-Afghan border. 

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