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Austrian Non-Resident Ambassador Pays Farewell Call on Deputy Foreign Minister Karzai

KABUL – The Non-Resident Austrian Ambassador for Afghanistan Mrs. Brigitta Blaha called on the Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai to bid farewell today.

The Acting and Deputy Foreign Minister thanked the Republic of Austria for supporting the economic development and security in Afghanistan, not least, for hosting more than 45 thousand Afghan immigrants.

The two sides exchanged opinion on the expansion of bilateral ties and election process and its holding in the current conditions.

Mr. Karzai wished Mrs. Blaha, whose mission as non-resident Ambassador to Afghanistan has come to an end, good health and success.

 

Foreign Minister Attends Launch of Action Guide Document for Achieving a World Free of Terrorism

NEW YORK – Foreign Minister H.E Salahuddin Rabbani attended launch of the Action Guide Document for Reaching a World Free of Terrorism that was held by the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan at the 73rd UN General Assembly and signed it on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

Foreign Minister Attends OIC Annual Coordination Meeting

NEW YORK – Foreign Minister H.E Salahuddin Rabbani delivered his speech at the OIC Meeting held at the sideline of the 73rd UN General Assembly.

At this meeting, appreciating the support of OIC for peace, stability, and development in Afghanistan H.E Rabbani stressed the need for a just, transparent, and inclusive peace and emphasized a process to be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.

 

Foreign Minister Participates Heart of Asia/Istanbul Process Senior Officials Meeting

NEW YORK – Foreign Minister H.E Salahuddin Rabbani inaugurated the Istanbul Process’ Senior Officials Meeting at the sideline of the 73rd UN General Assembly.

At this meeting, H.E Rabbani called the progress in the implementation of CBMs positive and emphasized that this breakthrough has not been equal in all areas. He asked for decisive measures in the field of fighting terrorism and extremis including dismantling sanctuaries of terrorist groups and cutting off their financial and technical support channels. He also stressed the finalization of the Regional Strategy for Fighting Terrorism

Deputy Foreign Minister Raz speaks at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77

NEW YORK - Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Cooperation spoke today at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York with the participation of the President of Egypt as the chair of the group , UN Secretary General, the President of the General Assembly as well as foreign ministers from member countries.

Deputy Foreign Minister Raz highlighted the interconnected challenges of terrorism, extremism, organized crime and narcotics as well as socio-economic challenges including poverty and unemployment facing many developing countries across the world.  She stressed the importance of pursuing an integrated approach to address these challenges while acknowledging the link between security and development.

She further spoke about the importance of sustainable development, trade and investment, regional economic cooperation as well as youth employment and women’s economic empowerment.

Palestine was elected as the chair of the group of G77 and China for 2019.

 

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Australia's First Assistant Secretary South and West Asia

KABUL - Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met with the First Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia Division of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Simon Merrifield.
The two sides talked on further strengthening of bilateral ties, regional countries' contribution in economic sector, regional issues, peace process, elections, the Geneva Conference, and the new changes in Australia.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Attends South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation Ministerial Meeting

NEW YORK - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani attended the South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation Ministerial Meeting held at the sideline of the 73rd UNGA.
H.E. Rabbani counted extremism and terrorism in the region as the main challenge causing no cooperation and trade growth and added that establishing an effective and organized security framework based on mutual trust is the way to fight this phenomena.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Attends Asian Cooperation Dialogue Meeting

NEW YORK - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani attended the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Meeting held at the sideline of the 73rd UNGA.
H.E. Rabbani deemed the geographic location of Afghanistan as significant and an important opportunity for the regional connectivity and trade expansion and mentioned that ensuring trade, transit, and cultural relations between the ACD member countries requires these countries' cooperation in combating extremism and terrorism.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan

NEW YORK - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Almar Mohammadyarov at the sideline of the 73rd UNGA.
H.E. Rabbani mentioned the role of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the realization of the Lapis Lazuli route project and asked for all committed countries’ support in the implementation of this project.
During the meeting, Azerbaijan was asked to confirm its participation in the Geneva Conference in a high level.
Mr. Mohammadyarov besides supporting the Lapis Lazuli route project stated that the project is beneficial for ensuring peace and stability and economic development of the regional countries.

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Foreign Minister of Qatar

NEW YORK - Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jalsam Al Saani at the sideline of the UNGA.
H.E Rabbani deemed the role of the State of Qatar in Afghanistan’s peace process as significant and asked for the State of Qatar’s support in combatting extremism and ensuring peace in the country.
The Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar also supported the Afghan Government’s programs for an Afghan lead and owned peace.

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