KABUL (BNA) Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar had a telephone conversation with the UK’s Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Ahmad, today.
According to a statement of Ministry of foreign affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, two Ministers had a wide-ranging discussion on the ongoing peace talks in Doha and the UK’s partnership with the Afghan Government.
Foreign Minister Atmar expressed Afghanistan’s appreciation for the UK’s sacrifices in Afghanistan as well as its latest contributions at the Geneva Conference and its continued support to the Afghan Peace Process.
Minister Atmar expressed grave concern about the rising level of violence in Afghanistan and stressed the need for an urgent ceasefire and the important role of the UK government and the UK’s Muslim scholars in promoting peace and denouncing violence in Afghanistan.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, while highlighting the importance of peace and the critical role of Muslim scholars, assured Minister Atmar of the UK’s continued support to the Afghan peace process, including reducing violence and establishing a comprehensive ceasefire in the country.