By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Haneef Atmar spoke the other day with his German counterpart Heiko Maas to discuss security situation, continuation of international assistance, and the prospect of peace in Afghanistan. FM Atmar commended Germany’s assistance and sacrifices in Afghanistan over the past 20 years and called continuation of partners’ support vital to preserving the state and the achievements of the last 20 years, a MoFA statement said. The two foreign ministers spoke in detail about the unprecedented increase in violence, reinforcing the Afghan Air Force, role of the regional countries particularly Pakistan in the success of the peace process, and containing the spread of terrorism threat, according to the statement. The two sides agreed to collaborate with Afghanistan‘s other international partners to expand and strengthen regional consensus for peace as well as enhance the capacity of the Afghan Air Force. The German Foreign Minister said that Afghanistan was of great importance to the German government and parliament. He, as quoted in the statement, stated that Afghanistan was not alone in the current difficult times and that Germany would stand by the government and people of Afghanistan. Maas reaffirmed that they would do their utmost to help preserve all the hard-won gains of the last 20 years in coordination with the European Union and other global partners.