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Turkey committed to cooperation with Afghanistan, Minister

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at the sideline Antalya Diplomacy Forum 2021, a statement from the ministry of foreign said Sunday.

Appreciating Turkey’s cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields, the country’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar called the role of Turkey very important in the restoration of peace and lasting ceasefire in Afghanistan, the statement said.

Pointing to the full withdrawal of the Resolute Support forces from Afghanistan, the minister spoke in detail about what he said a new chapter of cooperation with Afghanistan and the importance of expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries, according to the statement.

The Turkish Foreign Minister, touching on the recent NATO leaders’ summit in Brussels, said that his country was committed to cooperation and support to Afghanistan, particularly in facilitating peace talks, preserving the last two decades of joint achievements, ensuring security of Kabul Airport and interest in economic projects investment Afghanistan.

Both sides also spoke about a trilateral meeting of Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran and holding a meeting with the participation of religious scholars from Afghanistan, Turkey and the Islamic countries, the statement added.

The country’s foreign minister also met and discussed investment development with Ahmet Çalık Turkish investor and national trader, a separate statement from the foreign ministry said.

The Turkish investor briefed about the power transition from Turkmenistan within the TAP Project and the export of salt from Herat to the central Asia.

The country’s foreign minister said his country supports all foreign investments and calls it a positive step towards welfare and economic expansion in Afghanistan and the region, the statement concluded.

 

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