Acting Foreign Minister Meets Indian Ambassador to Kabul

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KABUL – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Mr. Vinay Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Kabul, today afternoon.

Minister Atmar and Ambassador Kumar reflected on the importance of the ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban during Eid and saw it as a positive step towards establishing lasting peace in the country. Both sides then deliberated on important issues such as the upcoming Consultative Loya Jirga, the importance of further strengthening regional consensus on the Afghan peace process, the need for an immediate start of negotiations between Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Indian assistance to Afghanistan to aid in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In closing, Ambassador Kumar reiterated the Indian government’s continued commitment to Afghanistan. Minister Atmar expressed appreciation for Indian support and reiterated the commitment of the Afghan government towards further expanding and strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

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