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FM Muttaqi meets Deputy UNAMA head for Afghanistan

KABUL: The country’s acting Foreign Minister, Mawlavi Amir Khan Muttaqi met with the Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA), Markus Potzel, a statement from the ministry said the other day.
In the meeting Potzel briefed the acting minister about his mission and said his successful work for Afghanistan required cooperation and coordination from the Islamic Emirate, the statement said.
“The United Nations welcomed world countries’ diplomatic mission in Afghanistan and called for the reopening of more embassies, besides the available embassies in the country,” he said.
The country’s acting Foreign Minister, Mawlavi Amir Khan Muttaqi said that he expected the UNAMA’s mission in Afghanistan to play its role in tightening good relations and positive engagement between Afghanistan and the world, the statement quoted.
“The UN should not judge based on the false claims of malicious circles,” he said adding security is now tightened countrywide and any domestic and foreign institutions can resume their diplomatic mission in the country.
According to reports, Potzel brings to the position over 27 years of professional experience in diplomacy and international cooperation, including eight years of professional experience working in and on Afghanistan.
Most recently, he served as Ambassador of Germany to Afghanistan.
Potzel has held several senior positions with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2017-2021).
The new deputy UNAMA head holds a master’s degree in Persian and English language and literature studies from the Humboldt University Berlin in Germany and the University of Dushanbe in Tajikistan.
He is fluent in German, English, Persian and Dari.
The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.