Foreign Minister Receives the U.S. Charge d' Affaires

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KABUL– Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar received the Charge d' Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Mr. Ross Wilson to discuss the Afghan Peace Process and cooperation between Afghanistan Government and the new U.S. administration.

Minister Atmar thanked the United States for the last nineteen years of commitment and support to the Afghan people and government and welcomed recent messages from the U.S. concerning the peace and reviewing the U.S.-Taliban Agreement.

The two sides discussed the latest security and political developments in Afghanistan, the challenges facing the ongoing peace talks, the importance of regional and international support for the negotiations' success, and strengthening bilateral relations and trilateral engagements including with Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia.

During the meeting, Mr. Atmar stressed the need for increasing consultations between the two governments, reviewing the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the fulfillment of the Taliban's commitments, and condition-based approach to decision-making. 

Ambassador Wilson assured Minister Atmar of his country's continued commitment and cooperation with Afghanistan.

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