Pak-Afghan foreign ministers hold talks regarding consulate closure

The Afghan and Pakistani foreign ministers held talks over the phone regarding the closure the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

“The issue of closure of the Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad due to a security crisis was also discussed. Mr. Qureshi requested the Afghan Government for restoring the previous security arrangements existing till 28th August 2018, so that the Consulate General’s normal functioning could be resumed at the earliest,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan said in a statement.

The statement further added “Foreign Minister Rabbani reassured a positive outcome soon in this regard and mentioned his meeting with the Ambassador of Pakistan in Kabul yesterday.”

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Ata Mohammad Noor met with Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Raziq in Kabul

The Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami Ata Mohammad Noor met with the police chief of southern Kandahar province General Abdul Raziq in Kabul.

Noor said he held talks on some key national issues during his meeting with Gen. Raziq in Kabul.

According to Noor, the lawmaker representing Nangarhar in Lower House of the Parliament Haji Hazrat Ali had also participated in the meeting.

He said the meeting focused on the situation of the country, upcoming elections of the parliament and districts councils, future programs, and presidential elections.

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President Ghani meets Iranian counterpart in China

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the SCO summit in China, discussed expansion of bilateral ties.

Presidential Palace in a statement said that the meeting of the two leaders took place in Chinese port city of Qingdao on Saturday.

In the meeting, the two leaders emphasized expansion of bilateral political and economic relations as well as joint efforts against international terrorism and drug trafficking.

“The presidents of both countries assessed the economic and trade relations as positive and stressed on the continuation of economic cooperation,” the statement said. 

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Afghans cannot tolerate imposed war anymore, Ghani tells US envoy

The Afghan people cannot tolerate terrorist attacks and imposed war anymore, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani told the acting US representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said “President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ms. Laura Miller this morning in Arg.”

The statement further added “In this meeting, Ms. Laura Miller discussed the situation in the region, Afghanistan and Pakistan ties and her work in this regard.”

Speaking about the war that is organized and imposed on Afghanistan from the outside, the President said that the foreign management of war in Afghanistan is clear to all and cannot be hidden anymore.

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