Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Three weeks ago, the Ministry of Energy and Water of the Islamic Emirate announced 11 seriously that following the visit of Mawlavi Abdul Latif Mansour, acting head of the ministry, to Uzbekistan, the electricity import contract for 2023 with The National Electricity Company of this country has been signed and the debts have been paid.
But while Kabul and a number of other provinces are facing a serious shortage of electricity, Uzbekistan's electricity export to Afghanistan has not returned to normal.
In this case, Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate, says that Uzbekistan has cut off imported electricity to Afghanistan, contrary to its commitment.
In a meeting in Kabul today (Sunday, January 22), he asked Uzbekistan to fulfill the promise he made to the company during this harsh and cold winter.
Muttaqi said: "He promised the Breshna Company that he would supply about 400 megawatts of electricity to Afghanistan, but unfortunately he has cut off the electricity now that our compatriots are facing many problems."
He asked the authorities of Uzbekistan to stick to their promise and send electricity to Afghanistan according to the contract.
During the past days, Kabul and 11 provinces that use Uzbekistan's electricity are facing a severe shortage of electricity. According to the citizens of Kabul, in some areas of the capital, there are less than two hours of electricity in 24 hours.