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HoA-IP Countries Conclude Conference With Consensus About Counter-Narcotics As Key To Counter-Terrorism

 

ALMATY – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman headed the Afghan delegation participating in the Joint Regional Conference On Counter-Terrorism & Counter-Narcotics held today.

Held within the Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process framework, the event was initiated by Afghanistan and hosted by UNODC in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Participants included representatives from the Heart of Asia Countries and international organizations.

Deputy Minister Zaman in his opening remarks, noting that illicit drugs are a global problem, called for joint concerted regional and international efforts to fight the transnational security threat.

All speakers, both in panel and open discussions, emphasized the need for a regional strategy to counter narco-business to counter terrorism.

Deputy Minister Zaman Makes His way to Attend Counter- Terrorism, Counter-Narcotics Conference In Almaty

 

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman is scheduled to attend a Joint Regional Conference on Counter Terrorism and Counter Narcotics due to be held on July 22nd in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The event is to be attended by senior officials of the Heart of Asia Countries and relevant international organizations.

Deputy Minister Zaman will address the meeting on Afghanistan’s status of progress in countering the said two phenomena, challenges in the area and the role of regional countries in the context.

The event was initiated by the Afghan foreign ministry within the Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process framework.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Afghan and Pakistani Young Ambassadors for Peace

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with a number of young ambassadors from Afghanistan and Pakistan in an event that was arranged by Mediothek Afghanistan organization.

The Deputy Foreign Minister expressed his remarks on the Afghan President’s visit to Pakistan, the Afghan-led and owned Peace Process, expanded and consolidated relations of both countries’ peoples and the vivid role of young ambassadors for peace, holding Presidential Elections in its due time, and the importance of peace for expansion of political and economic relations between the two countries.

At the end of the meeting, the Deputy Foreign Minister answered to the questions of the participants.

Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister Meets Pakistani Ambassador

KABUL – Deputy and Acting Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kabul, Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan.

The two sides discussed the expansion of political and economic ties between the two countries, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned Peace Process, the recent meeting in Doha, the US-China-Russia-Pakistan quadrilateral meeting and the current situation of Afghanistan.

During the meeting, it was agreed that the visa problems will be addressed in the near future and an appropriate solution will be sought.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Saudi Ambassador

Kabul – Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman met Saudi Ambassador to Kabul Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Khalidi.

Both sides talked about extending political and economic relations between the two countries, the upcoming presidential elections, the Afghan Led and Owned Peace Process, the recent meeting in Doha, the seventh round of negotiations between Mr. Khalilzad and the Taliban, and the current political situation in the country and the region.

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