Acting Foreign Minister Meets with Special Representative of Germany for Afghanistan

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KABUL - Acting Foreign Minister, Mohammad Haneef Atmar met with Mr. Markus Potzel, Special Representative of Germany for Afghanistan, this afternoon.

At the outset, Foreign Minister thanked the people and government of Germany for their continued support and commitment to Afghanistan over the past 19 years, particularly the crucial role that Germany has played in the Afghanistan peace process.

Minster Atmar discussed the obstacles and challenges facing the progress in peace talks, including the high level of violence, and the call for an immediate ceasefire between the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Taliban.

Minister Atmar also discussed the preparation for 2020 Conference on Afghanistan due to be held in Geneva on the 23-24 November, and he shared his thoughts on aid efficiency, maintaining mutual accountability and the commitment of the Afghan Government for countering corruption and ensuring good governance.

While emphasizing Germany’s support of the Afghanistan peace process and preservation of the democratic gains, including Islamic Republic, Mr. Potzel said that his government is ready to participate and renew its commitment in the 2020 Conference on Afghanistan.

In closing, both sides stressed on strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. Mr. Potzel assured Minister Atmar of his country’s continued commitment and cooperation with Afghanistan.

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