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IEA seeking positive relations with world, EU member countries, Hanafi

KABUL: Deputy Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate for Administrative Affairs Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi, met with Raffaella Iodice EU Chargé d’Affaires and Acting Head of the European Union Delegation in Afghanistan, deputy PM office said in a statement the other day. Acting head of the European Union delegation while expressing pleasure over ensuring the security of the representatives of international organizations, espe cially the European Union, briefed regarding their future activities and providing humanitarian aid to Afghan immigrants who are forcibly deported from Pakistan, the victims of Herat earthquake and their activities for humanitarian aid in other sectors. “Afghanistan is in the midst of humanitarian aid and cooperation of the European Union,” she said adding also, the international community appreciates the efforts of the Islamic Emirate in assisting returning migrants and fighting against drugs. The Deputy Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the humanitarian assistance provided by EU member countries to Afghanistan and said: “The Islamic Emirate in addition to ensuring security, has made significant progress in various areas, including drug cultivation, trade, and trafficking, as well as providing vocational training to addicts.” “Some neighboring countries, in violation of all human rights and international laws, forcibly deport Afghan migrants despite having legal documents,” the statement quoted Hanafi as saying. He called the forced deportation of Afghan immigrants from Pakistan in the winter as a challenging situation for Afghans and stated that the Islamic Emirate has utilized all available resources to ensure the dignified return of Afghan migrants and has established a High Commission with 12 committees to provide urgent humanitarian and healthcare assistance, facilitate employment, and arrange their resettlement in various provinces. “The Islamic Emirate, including its neighboring countries, seeks positive relations with the world and EU member countries. All problems will be addressed through dialogue, and Afghanistan should engage with the international community based on existing realities. Considering the overall security situation in Afghanistan, EU member countries can make investments in various sectors,” the statement quoted Deputy PM as saying. The Chargé d’Affaires and head of the European Union’s mission in Afghanistan stated that she will convey the message of the Islamic Emirate to the EU member countries, and will closely assess the situation in Afghanistan and provide their humanitarian assistance and support in various field, especially in Afghan returnees. In the meeting, in addition to the previous aid of 64 million euros, the European Union announced a new aid of 145 million euros to the people of Afghanistan. Mukhtar Safi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.