KABUL—Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Idrees Zaman met with the Deputy Special Representative of Japan for Afghanistan and Pakistan Mr. Kansuke Nagaoka, this afternoon.
The visiting Japanese authority called on the Acting Foreign Minister to discuss bilateral ties, peace efforts and issues of regional nature.
Mr. Nagaoka expressed pleasure to be for the first time in Afghanistan, noting that his visits will continue.
Welcoming the visiting Japanese delegate, the Acting Foreign Minister commended the bilateral ties between the two countries, calling Japan ‘one of the closest allies’. He thanked Mr. Nagaoka for the generous support Japan has extended to Afghanistan since 2001, recalling the Tokyo meeting as a landmark event in the two countries’ historical ties.
The two sides discussed a range of issues of mutual interest including the recent developments.
The Acting Foreign Minister briefed the Japanese delegate on the status of progress in the peace efforts, including the Afghan government’s 7 Point Peace Plan, and the upcoming Intra Afghan Peace Dialogue to be held in Beijing.
The meeting also briefly focused on regional dynamics in relation to the Afghan Peace process.
The two sides concluded the meeting with renewal of commitment to further bolstering the bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries.