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Foreign Minister Meets his Uzbek Counterpart

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov this afternoon in Kabul.

Recalling the latest trip made by H.E. President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Tashkent and its achievements with respect to the expansion of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two friendly neighboring countries, the two sides put emphasis on taking practical steps towards the implementation of more than twenty agreements and memorandum of understanding signed during the above-mentioned trip of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan.

It’s been said that the main purpose of the visit of the Uzbek Foreign Minister to Kabul and his meetings with high ranking Afghan officials was to discuss ways of putting into effect the aforesaid agreements and MoUs, specially the implementation of Mazar-e-Sharif-Herat railway line which is going to be built with cooperation of Uzbekistan.


Foreign Minister Receives Newly Appointed Chinese Ambassador

Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani received the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Meo Jensong.

At the outset, the Foreign Minister welcomed Mr. Jensong and wished him success in his tenure. Moreover, he mentioned China’s valuable cooperation with Afghanistan, especially its support for Afghanistan’s peace efforts and called China as Afghanistan’s close and reliable friend.

Afterwards, the Chinese Ambassador promised to spare no effort in further extending friendly relations and mutual cooperation between Afghanistan and China during his tenure. Furthermore, he assured the Minister about the continuation of China’s cooperation in different areas, especially his country’s support of the Peace Process under the leadership and ownership of Afghanistan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs receives Newly Appointed Ambassador of French Republic to Kabul

KABUL - Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E Salahuddin Rabbani received the newly-appointed ambassador of French Republic Mr. François Resher to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning.

At the outset, Foreign Minister welcomed Mr. Resher and while wishing him success in his new position, expressed hope that during his mission as Ambassador, the friendly relations and cooperation between Afghanistan and France will further extend. In addition to his speaks Foreign Minister called French Republic an old friend which have a special place with the government and people of Afghanistan, and thanked for the valuable cooperation of that country with Afghanistan in different times, especially in the last one and a half decade.

Afterwards, Mr. Resher expressed happiness for his appointment in this position, promised that He will spent all his efforts in order to strengthen relations and enhance cooperation between the two countries. Mr. Resher also assured the continued commitment of cooperation of the French republic with Afghanistan.

In this meeting, Foreign Minister gave information to the newly-appointed ambassador of the French Republic on recent achievements and priorities of the government of Afghanistan, especially in the field of economic development of the country.


Deputy Foreign Minister Meets with the Newly Appointed UNFPA Representative for Afghanistan

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai met with the newly appointed UNFPA representative for Afghanistan Mr. Bannet Ndyanabangi.

At the outset, Deputy Foreign Minister congratulated Mr. Bannet Ndyanabangi for his new tenure and wished him further success in Afghanistan.

Deputy Minister recalled the UN Offices’ Activities and effective role over the past 15 years and assured the UNFPA Representative of his inclusive cooperation.

Afterwards, having presented his credentials to the Deputy Mininster, Mr. Bannet Ndyanabangi provided comprehensive information about his organization’s plans, programs, and new policies in Afghanistan to the Deputy Foreign Minister.

Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan and Turkey Meet

ANKARA – Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. At this meeting, Salahuddin Rabbani expressed his and the Afghan People’s condolence on the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul to the Turkish Foreign Minister and added that Afghanistan as a victim of terrorism has been in the frontline fighting this phenomenon and considers the joint struggle against it necessary. Afterwards, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu thanked Salahuddin Rabbani for his sympathy.

Salahuddin Rabbani also talked about the recent security situation in the country and the killing of Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour on the other side of the Durand Line and added, “After being defeated at Spring Operations and losing their leader, Taliban have turned to abducting and killing civilians on high ways even in the month of Ramazan.” Foreign Minister Rabbani also asked for details about the news in some media outlets on Turkey and Iran’s demand for registering the Masnavi-ye Manavi (Spiritual Couplet) of Mowlana Jalaladdin Muhammad Balkhy as the cultural heritage of both countries at UNISCO. Turkish Foreign Minister expressed his unawareness about the issue and directed related responsible authorities to follow the issue and consider Afghanistan’s considerations and recommendations as the birthplace of Mawlana Jalaladdin Muhammad Balkhi.

Afterwards, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called regional cooperation important for solving problems of terrorism and said that in the near future he would travel to Kabul for further talks. During this meeting, they talked on bilateral cooperation between the two countries and on active participation and support from the Republic of Turkey for Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in Warsaw and the Brussels Conference. The Turkish Foreign Minister gave assurance of his country’s support for Afghanistan and said that Turkey will always be with Afghanistan.


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