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Afghanistan should be regional trade hub, says top Uzbek senator

Politician Safoyev says neighbor needs north-south transport corridor

The cargo center in Termez in southern Uzbekistan is a base for trade with Afghanistan. The Uzbek government has proposed extending a railway from there to as far as the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. (Photo by Yohei Ishikawa)

TASHKENT -- Afghanistan should push to become a regional trade hub as it fights to pull its economy out of the turmoil sparked by the withdrawal of U.S. forces, a parliamentary leader in neighboring Uzbekistan told Nikkei Asia.

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