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Foreign Minister Meets Alice G. Wells

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Ms. Alice G. Wells.

Recalling the recent efforts of the United States of America for bringing peace to Afghanistan, Ms. Wells deemed regional consensus important for peace in Afghanistan. She also pointed out the importance of Afghanistan’s upcoming Presidential Elections and stressed transparent and reliable elections.

Mr. Rabbani emphasized on Afghan-led and Afghan owned comprehensive peace talks in which everyone can see themselves.

Both sides discussed bilateral and regional cooperation and counter-terrorism issues.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets German Minister of State at Federal Foreign Office

BERLIN – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Mr. Niels Annen.

Both sides discussed and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral ties, establishing political consultations between foreign ministries of the two countries, the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, upcoming Presidential elections and partial withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Meets Indonesian Vice-President’s Special Envoy

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with Special Envoy of Vice President of Indonesia for Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Awaludin.

Mr. Awaludin reaffirmed his country’s commitments for bringing peace to Afghanistan and expressed his country’s readiness to host the peace talks.

Mr. Rabbani also appreciated the cooperation and goodwill of the friendly country of Indonesia with respect to Afghanistan.

Both sides also discussed the expansion of bilateral relations, upcoming Presidential Elections and regional cooperation.


Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Iranian Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kabul Mr. Mohammad Reza Bahrami today.

The two sides discussed and exchanged views on the establishment and convening of the third meeting of the joint economic and transit committee between the two countries and finalization of the MoU on construction of the Second Silk Bridge to further expand trade and transit between Afghanistan and Iran.

Both sides also emphasized the completion of construction work of Iran’s Consulate General in Herat.

Translated from the newsletter
issued by the Office of
Deputy Minister for Management and Resources.

Danish Ambassador To Kabul Calls On Deputy Foreign Minister

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met in his office with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Kabul Mr. Nicolaj A. Hejberg Petersen, this morning.

The meeting focused on bilateral ties, issues of mutual interest, the status of progress in the Peace Process, as well as the upcoming 3rd meeting of Kabul Process.

Ambassador Petersen assured Deputy Minister Zaman of Copenhagen’s ‘high interest’ in Afghanistan’s peace. He briefed the Deputy Foreign Minister of his country’s financial commitment to Afghanistan for the last year.

The Deputy Foreign Minister appreciated the country’s assistance, congratulating the Danish Ambassador on the chairmanship of Nordic Plus.

Deputy Minister Zaman briefed Ambassador Petersen on the status of progress in the peace process; including the regional activities to this end, the Kabul Process 3rd meeting as well as the agenda and other related details of the event.

The two sides exchanged views on a range of issues including the new areas of bilateral cooperation.

The Danish Ambassador reiterated his country’s support of an Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process. 


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