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Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Chinese Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL - Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Liou Jinsong.

Pointing out to the successful holding of the Peace Consultative Loya Jirga Deputy Minister Zaman stated that the Kabul Process lll meeting is soon to be held.

Mr. Jinsong shed light on One Belt One Road second meeting to be held with the participation of the representatives from all around the world and the visit of the head of ICRC-China to Kabul last week.

The two sides talked on issues of bilateral interest, USA-China-Russian meeting on Afghanistan, and the current political situation in the country, region, and the world.

Foreign Minister Meets Deputy and Special Envoy of Indonesian Foreign Minister

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Deputy and Special Envoy of Indonesian Foreign Minister, Dr. Desra Percaya.

Delivering the letter of Indonesian Foreign Minister to that of Afganistan's, Dr. Desra described Republic of Indonesia's efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Mr. Parcaya also expressed his country's readiness for hosting the peace talks.

Mr. Rabbani also mentioned that Indonesia was a good friend of Afghanistan, appreciated Republic of Indonesia's support to the peace process, led and owned by the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and highly regarded Indonesia's efforts for facilitating the direct talks. The Foreign Minister stressed implementation of the agreements lately signed between the two countries.

Similarly, Dr. Parcaya expressed his country's commitment in educating and building the capacity of Afghanistan's mining sector personnel.

Finnish Ambassador bids Farewell to Foreign Minister

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in Kabul Mr. Hannu Ripatti in a farewell bid.

Mr. Rabbani appreciated Finnish support to Afghanistan and thanked for Ambassador Ripatti's cooperation in enhancing relations between Afghanistan and Finland.

Ambassador Ripatti also said that his mission in Afghanistan was good memorable.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Deputy Director Asia and Pacific - EEAS

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Deputy Director Asia and Pacific at the European External Action Service (EEAS)Ms. Poala Pampaloni and accompanying delegation.

Besides welcoming the guests, Deputy Minister Zaman talked on preparations for the second special working group meeting of Afghanistan – EU on human rights, good governance, and migration.

Later on, Ms. Pampaloni talked on each of the working committees. She also stated that EU pays attention to the ongoing peace talks, election process, basic principles of human rights in the post-peace Afghanistan as well as EU’s support and cooperation in the years to come, and EU’s supporting budget for Afghanistan.

Deputy Minister Zaman also deemed important the Afghan led and Afghan owned peace talks as important and the European Union and international friends’ contribution in this importance process.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Turkish Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Oğuzhan Ertuğrul.

Ambassador Ertuğrul congratulated Afghanistan on the successful holding of the Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace and stated that realizing peace in Afghanistan required regional cooperation. He mentioned of the Heart of Asia -Istanbul Process as a valuable framework for consultations and cooperation with regards to the peace process in Afghanistan.

Mr. Zaman also described the role of the regional countries and regional cooperation in the peace process and talks as significant.

During the meeting, the Turkish Ambassador hinted at the opening of the new Turkish Consulate in Hirat in the near future and said, “In the coming year, the Turkish Government is ready to build 13 new schools in various provinces of Afghanistan”.

The two sides also discussed expansion of the bilateral relations, the Istanbul Process, peace talks and inter-Afghan negotiations, and the third round of political consultations between the two countries.   

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