Acting Foreign Minister Meets with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Kabul
KABUL – Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with the Russian Ambassador to Kabul, Mr. Dmitry Zhirnov, this evening.
At the outset, the Acting Foreign Minister thanked Russia for its continued support to the Afghan peace process. He also expressed his appreciation for Russian cooperation with Afghanistan over the past nineteen years.
The two sides discussed issues surrounding Afghanistan Peace Negotiations, including the removal of hurdles to peace talks, the need for a comprehensive and immediate ceasefire, reduction of violence and a credible monitoring mechanism, preparations for the Geneva Pledging Conference on Afghanistan, and preservation of the gains of the past two decades.
Mr. Zhirnov said that his government strongly supported Afghanistan’s peace process.
In closing, both sides stressed the importance of further strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between Afghanistan and Russia.