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VIENNA - Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman represented Afghanistan in the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria.
The Session started with the video message of UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Gotris.
Later on, the UNODC Executive Director Mr. Yury Vidotov, International Narcotics Control Board President Dr. Viroj Somyai, Minister of the Interior of Austria Mr. Herbert Kickl, Russian Foreign Minister, Mr. Sergey Lavrof, and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman delivered their speeches.
Deputy Minister Zaman shed light on the achievements and challenges of Afghanistan with regards to counter narcotic drugs. Mr. Zaman, talking on directs ties between narcotics and terrorism stated that the role of countries and regional and international organizations in this regard is very important and called for further coordination between the countries and organizations to overcome the existing narcotic drugs related challenges in the world.
KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Kabul Mr. Liu Jinsong.
The Chinese Ambassador, expressing respect to the internal affairs of Afghanistan and his country’s comprehensive support to the Afghan Owned and Afghan Led Peace Process, announced China’s official support for the upcoming Consultative Peace Loya Jirga.
The two sides talked on Afghanistan’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, bilateral and regional ties, Peace Talks in Doha, and regional cooperation.
KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the UNFPA Afghanistan Country Representative Mr. Koffi Kouame.
Mr. Kouame, who was recently appointed as Country Representative of UNFPA Afghanistan, presented his credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister Zaman.
Welcoming Mr. Kouame, Deputy Minister Zaman thanked for the UNFPA assistance, and expressed his assurance of close cooperation with the organization.
The two sides discussed and exchanged views on a range of issues including health care for women in different provinces, provision of necessary educational facilities for youth and family support centers.
KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Heiko Maas.
Welcoming the German Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation, Foreign Minister Rabbani appreciated Germany’s assistance with Afghanistan from the Bonn Conference till today.
H.E. Maas expressed his assurance about his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan and emphasized Germany’s comprehensive support with Afghanistan.
The two sides insisted on maintaining values and achievements of the past 18 years and called the sacrifices given by Afghanistan, Germany, and the International Community in keeping these values unforgettable. They also discussed peace negotiation, upcoming presidential elections, and bilateral agreements.
In the end of the meeting, they also answered the questions asked by journalists during a news conference.
KABUL – Foreign Minister H.E Salahuddin Rabbani met with service employees of the Ministry and congratulated them on the Women’s Day.
Having appreciated the hard work of women in the service section of the Ministry, Foreign Minister Rabbani asked about their concerns and advised the related sections to solve their problems. The Foreign Minister appreciated their hard work and rewarded them with some financial assistance.