KABUL: Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar, during his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, described Riyadh’s support vital for the Afghan peace process.
A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Atmar addressed bilateral ties, especially the extension of trade and economic relations, with Arab dignataries.
Atmar appreciated Riyadh’s assistance to the Afghan negotiations, the statement said.
He met Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, his Saudi counterpart, and other senior officials to “discuss broad-based issues, including strengthening global and regional consensus and increasing the support of the Islamic world for the Afghan peace process.”
Meanwhile, Atmar requested the Organization of Islamic Countries to cooperate with Afghanistan.
This visit comes in the wake of ongoing pale intra-Afghan talks in the Qatari capital of Doha between the Afghan government and the Taliban.