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Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Ambassador Markus Potzel

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Special Representative of the Federal Government of Germany for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Markus Potzel.

Mr. Zaman briefed the Ambassador on two important meetings, the Consultative Peace Jirga and the 3rd Kabul Peace Conference which is soon due to be held in Kabul.

Expressing his country’s readiness for attending the 3rd Kabul Process Conference, Ambassador Potzel appreciated the leadership of Deputy Foreign Minister in International Contact Group.

In this meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, peace, and ongoing political situation in the region as well as trilateral meetings.


Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Iranian Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kabul, Mr. Mohammad Reza Bahrami.

Dr. Andisha talked on recent developments especially the importance of the first export cargo through the Chabahar port to India, called the inauguration of this transit and trade route, among Afghanistan-Iran-India, a major step in boosting their trade and economy, emphasized the need for further involvement of Afghan businesspersons in Chabahar.

The Iranian Ambassador deemed the inauguration of this port for export and import of goods among these three countries, of high significance.

The two sides also discussed on the need for mutual cooperation on the Melak Bridge and the border zero point issue as well as pushing back the wall of the Iranian Consulate General building in Heart.


First Coordination Meeting regarding Obtaining SCO Membership Held

KABUL – Headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Idrees Zaman and attended by representatives from Office of the President, the Chief Executive’s Office and the National Assembly, first coordination group meeting was held on acquiring Afghanistan’s membership at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Deputy Minister Zaman briefed the participants regarding the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the process of acquiring membership and the efforts made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for acquiring membership in the Organization. Mr. Zaman noted that acquiring membership in the SCO is a long process and added that Afghanistan has technically fulfilled all requirements thereof.

The participants of the meeting also shared their views on the process.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Holds First Afghanistan-India-China Meeting

KABUL – The first trilateral meeting between Afghanistan, India, and China headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman and with the participation of Ambassadors of the Republic of India and the Peoples Republic of China was held today in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Deputy Minister Zaman, counting both countries as old friends and good neighbors of Afghanistan added that the three countries should further focus on training civil and military personnel, mining, increased energy production, agriculture and transportation development, regional connectivity, establishing joint chamber of commerce between the three countries, and areas of mutual economic interest.

The Indian and Chinese Ambassadors appreciated MoFa’s contribution in holding the meeting and added that their respective countries are ready for necessary cooperation in the mentioned areas.


Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets UNRWA Commissioner General

ABU DHABI – Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl at the sideline of the 46th OIC Council of Ministers.

Mr. Krähenbühl appreciated Afghanistan for assisting USD 1 million to the Palestinian refugees and stated that the money would be spent on education of Palestinian refugees.

The Afghan Ambassador to Turkey deposited USD 1 million to the United Nations bank account to help the Palestinian refugees yesterday.

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