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FM Atmar Speaks with Charge d’Affaires of U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Haneef Atmar minister of foreign affairs had a video call with Ambassador Ross Wilson, Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday.

At the outset, Minister Atmar thanked Ambassador Wilson for the United States’ assistance and cooperation with the Afghan people and government for the last two decades and acknowledged the U.S. efforts in advancing Afghanistan’s peace process.

The two sides exchanged views on a host of issues, including the recent developments in the Afghan peace talks, the inaugural session of the Leadership Committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation, the importance of the views of international Islamic scholars regarding the Afghan conflict, enhancement of trilateral relations with Central Asian countries, strengthening regional and international support for the success of the peace process and establishment of a mechanism to reduce and track violence.

Both sides insisted on the need for the establishment of a comprehensive ceasefire, especially during the pandemic. They also underlined the importance of preservation and expansion of the achievements of the last 19 years.

Stressing on the importance of regional connectivity and expansion of transit and trade, Ambassador Wilson assured Minister Atmar of the U.S.’s support to the implementation of large-scale infrastructural projects in Afghanistan.

Minister Atmar highlighted the importance of the United States’ financial support and guarantees for the successful implementation of critical infrastructural projects in Afghanistan.

In closing, both sides emphasized on strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

M.A.Ansari

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