Uzbek FM: Achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan is crucial to regional and global security
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 15 /Trend, D.Azizov/
Achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan is crucial to regional and global security, opening great opportunities for solving critical problems of sustainable social and economic development of all nations and peoples in Central Asia, said Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan
Vladimir Norov, speaking Friday at an international round table on the status and prospects for security in Afghanistan.
The event was organized by the Centre for Political Studies of Uzbekistan and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. It was attended by international experts in the field of international and regional security, the heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations.
"The settlement of the situation in Afghanistan is one of the most pressing issues of today. Today, the issue deals not only with Afghanistan or its neighbors, but also adversely affects the general backdrop of regional and global security," said Norov.
Being continued for 30 years, the war has destroyed both economic and social infrastructure, led to the impoverishment of the population, deprived people of faith in the future, created a breeding ground for the growth of tension in Afghanistan. Every day, continuation of the war increasingly exacerbates the dire situation of the people of Afghanistan, drives the solution of its pressing problems into a deadlock.
According to Norov, despite the enormous efforts and measures undertaken by the international community and coalition forces to maintain peace in the country, chosen by the world community the "Afghan strategy" does not bring the expected results, and the situation tends to worsen due to ongoing aggravation and escalation confrontation in Afghanistan, the growing radicalization of the situation and the intensification of terrorist fighters.
Vladimir Norov drew attention to the fact that in these circumstances, the key problem is the ability of the Afghan government to itself ensure stability in Afghanistan and establish control over all the provinces.
In his view, the establishment of control over the entire country for one or two years seems an impossible task for the Afghan government, given the complicated situation in the country.