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.

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.

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.

KABUL - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan HE Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Parliament and Iranians' Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Sadiq Hossein Jaberi Ansari and his accompanying delegation.

Dr. Ansari held that the people  of Afghanistan was a long-standing friend of the Iranian people and mentioned of the ages old shared religion, history, language and culture between the two countries. Hinting at the commonalities between the two countries, Foreign Minister Rabbani expressed his gratitude for Islamic Republic of Iran's hosting of Afghan refugees.

The two sides exchanged views on the peace talks, simplification of the process of visa issuance for the citizens of Afghanistan, the meeting of the joint commission between the two countries and mutual transfer of prisoners.

KABUL - The first meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Commemoration of the Personality of Late Abdul Hadi Dawi was held under the chairmanship of Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Salahuddin Rabbani.

In this meeting, views were exchanged on the mechanism of future meetings and celebration in honor of the personality of Abdul Hadi Dawi, and various institutions introduced their respective representatives. The Foreign Ministry is entrusted with the main responsibility of holding this upcoming event.

KABUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan HE Salahuddin Rabbani met with the German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Markus Potzel and his accompanying delegation.

Mr. Potzel provided a full brief on the Inter-Afghan Talks in Doha to the Foreign Minister and deemed it very convincing.

Appreciating Germany's efforts particularly that of Berghof Foundation's efforts for peace in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Rabbani also mentioned that Germany's background in terms of mediation in Afghanistan was outstanding.

Similarly, Mr. Potzel said, "this phase was the confidence building phase between the parties and was successful, the next phase of the Inter-Afghan talks will be more comprehensive and more result oriented."

Kabul – The 23rd round of graduation of Politics-Diplomacy Course of the Institute of Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held in Kabul with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani as well as ambassadors and representatives of foreign countries resident in Kabul.

This one-year course was attended by 116 staff members from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other various government entities, out of whom, 97 attendees successfully completed the program.

Congratulating the attendees on the occasion, the Foreign Minister stated, “The Politics-Diplomacy program, within the scope of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is one of the few educational opportunities in the country that covers topics such as: international relations, security studies, regional studies, crisis management, protocol, and negotiation skills in a specialized manner. Participants of this program, receive the opportunity to profoundly and practically get familiar with the scope of work of Afghanistan’s foreign policy and the country's diplomatic apparatus.”

This is to be mentioned that within the scope of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute of Diplomacy, different programs are conducted with a view to enhance the skills and build the capacities of the Foreign Ministry personnel. In 2018, around 92 employees completed courses on English, French, Arabic, Turkish and Chinese languages. Likewise, in the same year, 176 young diplomats were sent to The United States, China, India, France, Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Estonia and other countries to attend short term courses as well as higher education.

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Idrees Zaman met the Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Yadgarkhoja Shadmanov.

In this meeting, the two sides signed the protocol on supporting documents regarding the completion of proceedings of the Treaty on Legal Assistance in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan and the protocol to the Agreement on Extradition between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

KABUL – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan.

The two sides discussed the decisions made during the recent visit of the Afghan President to Pakistan and issues related to the meetings soon to be held in Kabul between the Ministries of Finance and Trade of both sides.

KABUL – The newly appointed UNICEF representative Dr. Aboubacar Kampo paid a courtesy call on Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman.

Mr. Kampo, expressing his commitment towards the Afghan people, ensured of compliance of the goals and activities of the organization with Afghanistan’s National Programs for development and child support.

Deputy Minister Zaman deemed the goals and activities of UNICEF for Afghanistan as significant and stated that the Afghan Government supports all UN programs and the UNICEF in particular.

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