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Taliban representative meets Uzbek Foreign Minister, discuss transit, energy

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Taliban Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Thursday in Kabul, foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said, adding that they discussed transit, energy, and trade. Tolo News reported.

“Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Thursday in Kabul, overseas ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said, including that they discussed transit, energy, and trade,” Tolo News reported in a tweet.

The meeting took area after Afghanistan’s electricity body has deliberate to promote the estates of its debtors in a bid to pay nearly USD 62 million worth of power bills to the central Asian countries.

Afghanistan’s state power authority, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), plans to sell the homes of former officials and politicians who did not pay the payments of electricity and consumed a massive amount of electricity, The Khaama Press News Agency reported earlier.

Afghanistan’s electricity imports from neighbouring nations like Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan account for 80 per cent of the country’s energy consumption.

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