Deputy Foreign Minister Meets the Deputy Ambassador of Australia to Kabul
KABUL – Mirwais Nab, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, met with Mr. Peter Truswell the Deputy Ambassador of Australia in Kabul, today afternoon.
At the outset, the Deputy Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude for the comprehensive assistance and cooperation of Australia to Afghanistan over the past 19 years, particularly the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Response Plan for Afghanistan.
Mr. Nab, while discussing the Second Round of Political Consultations between Australia and Afghanistan which is due to be held next month, stressed further strengthening of the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Deputy Minister talked about the recent developments in peace talks. He referred to challenges impacting the progress in talks, such as unprecedented high level of violence and the need for immediate ceasefire between the Government and Taliban.
Mr. Truswell, while condemning the recent attack on Kabul University, emphasized that the high level of violence is not in the interest of achieving a sustainable peace.
He also confirmed Australia’s participation in the 2020 Afghanistan Conference due to be held on 23-24 November this year and discussed Australia’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan in different areas, especially in the fight against COVID-19.
In closing, while both sides stressed on strengthening bilateral relations, Mr. Trusswell assured Mr. Nab of his countries continued commitment and cooperation with Afghanistan.