UZBEKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN AGREE NEW ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES

Uzbekistan’s Uzbekenergo and the Afghan Energy and Water Resources Ministry signed an agreement in Tashkent on November 13 under which Uzbekistan will supply electricity to Afghanistan’s northern, southern, and central regions, Russia-based afghanistan.ru website reported on November 14. Uzbekistan is already the main supplier of electricity to Afghanistan, which faces serious shortages. The agreement comes after a recent visit of Afghan Energy and Water Resources Minister Ismail Khan to Tashkent, where he discussed expanding cooperation in electricity supplies. Afghanistan is reportedly seeking a similar deal with Turkmenistan.

Source: RFE

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