Uzbekistan Asks Qatar to Cooperate on Trans-Afghan Railway Project
Uzbekistan has asked Qatar to cooperate on the Trans-Afghan Railway Project, a proposed railway that would connect Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
The request was made during a meeting between Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha on Tuesday.
According to Central Asian media, the emir expressed his support for the Trans-Afghan Railway Project.
The project has been in the works for several years, but it has been delayed due to political instability in Afghanistan.
If completed, the Trans-Afghan Railway would be a major economic and strategic development for the region. It would provide a new trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and could help to boost economic growth and stability in Afghanistan Mirziyoyev has said that the project is important for Uzbekistan’s economic development and for regional cooperation.
“The Trans-Afghan Railway will become a key link in the New Silk Road,” he said. “It will help to connect Central Asia to the world market and will create new opportunities for trade and investment.”
Qatar is a major investor in Central Asia and has been working to expand its economic and political influence in the region. The emir’s support for the Trans-Afghan Railway is a sign of Qatar’s commitment to the region. The project is expected to cost billions of dollars to build. It is unclear when construction will begin or when the railway will be completed