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Deputy Foreign Minister Meets German Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met with the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Peter Prügel.

The two sides exchanged views on bilateral ties between the two countries, Germany’s pledges regarding economic and development cooperation on the basis of the National Unity Government’s commitments and programs in Geneva Conference for Afghanistan held in November 2018, and financial and technical assistance for holding the upcoming Presidential Elections.

Deputy Minister Andisha and Ambassador Prügel also emphasized the mutual support between Afghanistan and Germany in the International Organizations level, not least the United Nations and the need for close cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

 

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Sri Lankan Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Kabul Mr. Gagan Pulasthi Bulathsinghala.

Deputy Minister Zaman discussed with Sri Lankan Ambassador the strengthening of bilateral ties, not least in the area of trade, mutual cooperation under the SAARC framework, holding Afghanistan’s historical artifacts exhibition in Sri Lanka, and facilitating Sri Lanka’s assistance process to the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets EU Ambassador

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the European Union Ambassador for Afghanistan Mr. Pierre Mayaudon.

The Deputy Foreign Minister talked about the recent International Contact Group Meeting successfully held in London, the third Kabul Process Meeting that is to be held on March 7, 2019, the Moscow Meeting, the significant role of the EU in the Peace Process, and the Presidential Elections.

Mr. Mayaudon too talked about the above-mentioned issues and expressed his assurance on the EU’s cooperation in holding Presidential Elections and the Afghanistan led and owned Peace Process.

Deputy Foreign Minister Meets UK’s State Minister for Asia and the Pacific

LONDON – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. Mark Field.

During the meeting, Deputy Minister Zaman noted with appreciation the cooperation of Britain with Afghanistan in various spheres during the last 17 years. He deemed the role of UK in upgrading the capacity of Afghanistan’s defense and security forces, as significant.

The two sides discussed upcoming Kabul Process III meeting, upcoming Presidential Elections, and Afghan-led and Afghan-owned Peace Process.    

 

Foreign Minister Meets Chinese Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani met with Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Afghanistan Mr. Liu Jinsong.

The Foreign Minister congratulated Ambassador Jinsong on the occasion of the Chinese new year that commences from tomorrow. He also expressed his gratitude to the People's Republic of China for its support of the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned Peace Process. The Chinese Ambassador also noted that a secure Afghanistan was in the interest of all the countries in the region.
The two sides discussed peace, regional cooperation and bilateral settings.

 

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