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KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman hosted a reception in honour of five newly appointed Ambassadors.
A luncheon reception was organized in honour of Mr. Najibullah Alikhel Ambassador to Ashgabat, Mr. Hassan Suroosh Ambassador to Ottawa, Ms. Helena Malikyar Ambassador to Rome, Mr. Moheb Rahman Spinghar Ambassador to Kuala Lumpur, and Mr. Shahzad Aryobee to Prague.
Preceding the reception, Deputy Foreign Minister Zaman, addressing the participants highlighted the importance of the bilateral ties between Afghanistan and the five host countries. He wished the Ambassadors designate the best of success in their tenures.
KABUL - Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Sibghatullah Ahmadi addressed the media in a press conference today about recent developments.
Hinting at the recent trips of the Taliban to the regional countries, Mr. Ahmadi said, "The Government of Afghanistan welcomes the efforts of the countries in the region and beyond in facilitating the direct talks between the Government of Afghanistan and Taliban representatives."
He added, "Most probably, the US-Taliban negotiations will resume."
At the end, questions of the journalists were addressed.
KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met in his office with the Charge d’Affairs of the British Embassy in Kabul, Mr. Giles Lever.
The meeting focused on bilateral ties and arrangements, recent developments in the peace process, as well as the upcoming events.
Among the bilateral issues, the two sides discussed the state of progress in the legal procedures of the new British Embassy site.
Deputy Minister Zaman and Mr. Lever also talked about the upcoming presidential elections and related preparations; and running almost parallel with it, the UN General Assembly due later this month, as well as the ongoing peace effort.
Mr. Giles Lever informed Deputy Minister Zaman of London hosting some of Afghanistan’s donors to discuss assistance plans for the post peace period; tomorrow September 19th.
Kabul – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Ambassador of Agha Khan Foundation for Afghanistan Ms. Noor Jahan Mawani.
Mr. Zaman appreciated the assistance and activities of Aga Khan Foundation in various areas in Afghanistan. Ms. Mawani, who has served as the Ambassador of Agha Khan Foundation for six years in Afghanistan, indicated that she would leave Afghanistan with unforgettable memories.
KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met in his office with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan.
The meeting focused on a range of issues; including some bilateral arrangements, the peace process, and the upcoming events.
Among issues of mutual interest, the two sides also discussed and exchanged views on the preparations for the official opening of the 24/7 operation at Torkham Cross point.
The two sides also talked about the recent developments related to the peace process, as well as the upcoming presidential elections and the UN General Assembly due to take place later this month.