Uzbekistan Offered Opportunity to Invest in Gas and Oil in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has offered Uzbekistan the opportunity to invest in oil, gas, and copper deposits in the provinces of Ghazni and Herat, and to create mineral processing plants. Nuriddin Azizi, the acting Afghan Minister of Industry and Trade, has proposed a meeting with Bobir Islamov, the Uzbek Minister of Mines and Geology.

“Islamov reacted positively to the idea of an agreement on mutual support for investment between the two countries. He noted that two large copper processing plants are already under construction in Uzbekistan, which need to receive raw materials,” reports state. It was also noted that following the talks, the parties agreed that a delegation from Uzbekistan would visit Afghanistan to conduct research and technical work.