A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced
that construction of the Uzbek-Afghan railway would begin next spring.
Abdul Qahar Balkhi wrote on his Twitter page that the Uzbek
foreign minister had met with the acting foreign minister of the Islamic
Emirate in Islamabad to begin construction of a railway between the two
countries next spring.
Balkhi also wrote that during the meeting, Uzbek Foreign
Minister Mahkumov Ilham Rustamovich said that he was training Afghans in the
field of railways and stressed the importance of comprehensive economic
cooperation with Afghanistan.
It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and
Pakistan had agreed on a railway map between the three countries in 1399.