Foreign Minister Meets with Kabul-Based Heads of EU Missions and EU Delegation to Afghanistan
KABUL – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with the Kabul-based EU Heads of Missions and Head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan, Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon.
During the meeting, Minister Atmar centralized the Afghan peace process, shed light over Geneva Ministerial Pledging Conference which is due to be held in November and recent political developments.
Minister Atmar commended the landmark statement released by the EU Council of Ministers which reaffirms the EU’s political commitment to support the people of Afghanistan on their path towards peace, security, stability, democracy, prosperity and self-reliance. Referring to the statement, Minister Atmar also discussed the start of intra-Afghan negotiation and strengthening the Islamic Republic as key elements to achieve sustainable peace in Afghanistan.
Reiterating EU’s commitment and support to Afghanistan, Ambassador Mayaudon stated that EU stands by the people of Afghanistan and supports a peaceful, prosperous and healthy Afghanistan.
Subsequently, Minister Atmar appreciated the EU member states for their continued support and cooperation in different areas, particularly EU’s assistance in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.