KABUL – Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar held a video conference call with the Foreign Minister of Malaysia Hishammuddin Hussein.
During the call, Minister Atmar expressed a willingness to further strengthen bilateral relations and development cooperation with Malaysia. He deliberated on the benefits of peace for Afghanistan and the region, discussing the potential for economic development, regional welfare, trade and transport links.
Minister Atmar also reflected on the high levels of violence present in Afghanistan and the challenges this has caused in successfully combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foreign Minister Hussein elaborated on the Malaysian government’s programs and discussed the potential for cooperation between the two countries on issues pertaining to food security and the sharing of experiences in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foreign Minister of Malaysia reiterated the Malaysian governments support for the Afghan peace process, a Reduction in Violence (RiV), release of prisoners by the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, and the start of intra-Afghan dialogue.