KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi accompanying by Acting Minister of Energy and Water Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor met with Special Representative of Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Kazemi Qomi.
The meeting focuses on Afghanistan’s economic situation, political relations, and positive developments, Muttaqi called the dialogs’ officials of both sides fruitful and stressed the need to strengthen ties.
Meanwhile, Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor expressed the position and need of the Islamic Emirate regarding water and electricity.
In the meantime, Hassan Kazemi Qomi expressed his government’s eagerness to continue joint investment in mining, agriculture, Power supply, and railways.
In the end, the meeting was called as positive and a means of building relationships and economic development, and emphasis was placed on continuity dialogs.
Earlier, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi also met with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ms Lyons on Tuesday.
The meeting focuses on economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the positive developments that have taken place, the banking sector, the achievements of the new government, and humanitarian assistance.
“The situation in Afghanistan has improved and the level of grievances has been greatly reduced since past, the situation is improving and our coordination with the new government has increased,” she said.
At the same time, Muttaqi thanked Ms Lyons for understanding the current situation in Afghanistan and the new Islamic government’s approach and hoped that the new government’s plans would be implemented. The overall situation of the country will develop fully and the needs of the people will be met. “Because our country is landlocked, our imports are high, the sanctions have hurt the people rather than the government, and traders cannot trade easily.” Muttaqi said, He was referring to recent remarks by the UN Secretary-General, who expressed concern about the growing threat and reintegration of terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Muttaqi added: “Afghans see such statements as alarming, provocative, and immediately incitement to destructive groups and similar campaigns.”
According to him, the Islamic Emirate does not allow anyone to use Afghanistan’s soil to the detriment of anyone.
Ms Lyons promised that at the next Security Council meeting, she would truly share with the world the achievements, positive developments, and realities of the new ruling government.