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KABUL – The steering committee on Afghanistan's Seventh Report on Children and Armed Conflict held a meeting which was chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Idrees Zaman and attended by deputy ministers of relevant ministries.
In this meeting, the draft of the seventh report developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was endorsed.
Institutions that are part of the steering committee for drafting and adoption of Afghanistan's report Children and Armed Conflict are: Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior, Public Health, Women's Affairs, Labor and Social Affair, Education; NDS, Administrative Office of the President, Central Civil Registration Authority, Attorney General's Office and International Organizations such as UNAMA and UNICEF, that develop the report on annual basis.
KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Kabul, Mr. Sharafuddin Imam.
The Tajik Ambassador voiced his country’s cooperation in bringing about stability in Afghanistan and Tajikistan’s firm support to the peace process led and owned by the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Ambassador Imam briefed the Foreign Minister on Tajikistan’s preparations with respect to the discussions on the details of the peace talks with a delegation of the High Peace Council, which is soon due to leave for Dushanbe for the purpose.
The two sides discussed strengthening of ties between the two countries, combating terrorism and border cooperation.
KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Afghanistan Mr. Oleg Ivanov.
Ambassador Ivanov briefed the Foreign Minister on the upcoming visit to Afghanistan of Belarus’s Industries Minister, during which he will sign three agreements namely with the Ministries of Higher Education; Information and Culture; and Defense.
Foreign Minister Rabbani also called for the opening of Belarusian Embassy in Kabul and investment in Afghanistan particularly in the areas of agriculture, electricity production, capacity development of the youth and education.
KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with NATO’s Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Nicholas Kay.
Appreciating NATO member states’ support to Afghanistan in the recent years, Mr. Zaman talked about the Kabul Process III meeting, Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace, Afghanistan government led and owned peace process and the Presidential Elections, and deemed the continuation of NATO members states’ support in these respects as essential.
The NATO Civilian Representative emphasized sustaining NATO’s support to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and stated that NATO will strive to pave the way for inter-Afghan talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban.
KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the delegation of the European Union headed by the European Union Head of Delegation to Afghanistan, Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon as well as representatives of the French, British and German Embassies in Kabul.
The two sides discussed expansion of relations between Afghanistan and the European Union, development of commercial ties, Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace, Kabul Process III meeting, Afghanistan government led and owned peace process, and the upcoming Presidential Elections as well as political developments in the country and the region.