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Foreign Minister Meets Belarusian Non-Resident Ambassador

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.

 

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets NATO Civilian Representative for Afghanistan

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.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets EU Delegation to Kabul

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.

 

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets UN-DPPA Regional Chief

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with Director of Asia and Pacific Division of the UN Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO).

Providing information on the Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace, Kabul Process III meeting, the progress of the Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process, and the upcoming Presidential Elections, Mr. Zaman added that the UN political office (UNAMA) has been a close partner of Afghanistan in holding of the Kabul Process Meetings, and this time too, UNAMA will be an important partner in holding the Kabul Process III meeting.

Mr. Due also provided a brief about his trip to Afghanistan and added that for him and his office, Afghanistan is of high significance and a working priority of his organization. Mr. Due also promised that UNAMA will provide comprehensive support to the Kabul Process III meeting.   

 

Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Meets Uzbekistani Counterpart

Kabul - Foreign Minister H.E Salahuddin Rabbani met with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E Abdulaziz Kamilov.
Welcoming the Uzbek Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation, Foreign Minister Rabbani called Uzbekistan a good and reliable friend of Afghanistan. The Foreign Minister also appreciated Uzbekistan for hosting the first Ministerial Dialogue of Afghanistan-Central Asia-India and called for the implementation of Surkhan – Pulikhumri Electricity Transmission Line and Mazar – Herat Railway Projects.
Uzbekistani Foreign Minister also emphasized his country’s cooperation with Afghanistan in all areas, particularly in the fields of development, education, railway, and electricity.
Mr. Kamilov announced his country’s readiness for hosting the Peace Talks and explained his country’s approach in helping bring peace and paving the way for direct talks between the Government of Afghanistan and Taliban representatives .
Moreover, Foreign Minister Rabbani asked for Uzbekistan’s full cooperation in providing medical treatment for the wounded soldiers of Afghanistan.
Both sides discussed bilateral and regional cooperation, the Peace Process, and infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.
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