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Main | Archive | Issue 6/2008

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghan in Moscow
Column: Embassy Life



On May 26, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Moscow, Zalmai Aziz, gave a reception on the occasion of the arrival of Rungin Dadfar Spanta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of that country. Addressing the guests, among who were the ambassadors of European and Asian countries, the minister gave a positive assessment of his meetings with Russias Foreign Minister, S.V. Lavrov, and the secretary of the Security Council, N.P. Patrushev. Both meetings had taken place that day. The minister noted that the Russia-Afghanistan relations have a long history and, despite the difficult period in the recent past, are continuing to develop. The rapprochement of the two countries in politics and trade corresponds to the interests of counteracting the terrorists in Afghanistan and beyond its borders. In Afghanistan there is lots of Russian-made technical equipment and many people who speak Russian. This is but a fraction of the potential for stepping up cooperation and the influx of Russian capital.

The minister answered ambassadors questions about how the fight against the Taliban was going and Kabuls relations with the new government in Islamabad.

The reception was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia A.N. Borodavkin.

Yury Tavrovsky.
Photos by Omar Nessar.






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