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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan to discuss trans-Afghan railway in Nov

Tashkent, Oct 23 (UNI/Sputnik) Senior officials from Pakistan and Uzbekistan will meet with the representatives of the interim government of Afghanistan in the first half of November in Tashkent to discuss the construction of the Trans-Afghan railway, Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov said on Saturday.
Umurzakov led the Uzbek delegation in negotiations with the Taliban (terrorist group, banned in Russia) on October 16.
"We agreed to continue with the implementation of this project. We are now planning to gather the heads of project offices from Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan in Tashkent sometime in the first half of November. The Afghan interim government confirmed they will appoint those responsible," he told a press briefing.
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French prosecution demands imprisonment, fine, political ban of former PM Fillon - Reports

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29 Nov 2021 | 11:41 PM

Riyadh, Nov 29 (UNI/Sputnik) Saudi Arabia's state oil and gas company Saudi Aramco has awarded contracts worth $10 billion to develop the Jafurah gas field, the largest unconventional non-associated gas field in the country, the company said on Monday.

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