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Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Afghan Migrants in Austria

VIENNA – Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman met with a number of Afghan Migrants at the sideline of the Annual Meeting of Counter Narcotics Committee. This meeting took place in a banquet held by the Afghan Embassy in Vienna.

Mr. Idrees Zaman talked about Afghanistan’s achievements in relation to counter narcotics and added, “Challenges on the way towards counter narcotics require regional and international efforts.” Moreover, Mr. Idrees Zaman talked about negotiations with the Taliban, the Third Kabul Process Meeting, and holding of the Consultative Loya Jirga. He expressed his assurance that during the peace talks with the Taliban the achievements gained with the blood of Afghan martyrs over the past 18 years would not be compromised.      

 

Foreign Minister Meets Iranian Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Saladuddin Rabbani met with Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul Mr. Mohammad Reza Bahrami.

Congratulating the Ambassador on the occasion of solar New Year, Foreign Minister Rabbani wished the New Year 1398 full of happiness and success for him, the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations, regional cooperation and peace & security.

 

Foreign Minister Meets Turkmen Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Saladuddin Rabbani met with Ambassador of Turkmenistan in Kabul Mr. Ovezov Hoja Sapargeldiyewich.

Congratulating the Ambassador on the occasion of solar New Year, Foreign Minister Rabbani appreciated the warm welcome and healthcare extended to Afghan citizens and facilitated their dignified return to Afghanistan.

The two sides discussed the progress of the bilateral and regional economic projects, Aqina Railway, TAP 500 KW Power Transmission Line, and TAPI Gas Pipeline.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Summons Pakistani Embassy’s Counselor

KABUL – Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Pakistani Embassy’s Counselor for clarifying recent comments made by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on establishment of a new government in the near future. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expressed its serious objection to the government of Pakistan and called such utterances as clear intervention in its domestic affairs.

 

Foreign Minister Meets Indonesian Vice President

JAKARTA – Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Indonesian Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla.

Foreign Minister thanked the Indonesian Government for its special hospitality and efforts in paving the way for face to face peace talks between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban.

H.E Kalla called the issue of, reconciliation, post war situation, and the integration of Taliban very important.

Pointing at implementation of five recently signed agreements between the two countries, H.E Rabbani asked for capacity building of mine workers and Indonesia’s investment on the mining section of Afghanistan.

Considering Indonesia’s good experience in elections, H.E Rabbani asked H.E Kalla to share his country’s experience with the electoral commissions of Afghanistan. Recalling commitments of Indonesia with Afghanistan, the Indonesian Vice President promised to send a delegation to meet with the electoral commissions of Afghanistan and to talk on how to cooperate in holding elections in a better manner.

 

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