The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Moscow-based Afghanistan ambassador attends CSTO

KABUL: Acting Ambassador of Afghanistan Embassy to Moscow, Jamal Nasir Gharwal has participated in the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Saturday. “Acting Ambassador of Russian- based Afghanistan Embassy, with a formal invitation by the secretary of CSTO, has attended the meeting,” the statement quoted the Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Hafiz Zia Ahmad as saying. Security, political and economic situation of Afghanistan have been discussed in the meeting and the members of the CSTO called on the Islamic Emirate to take necessary steps for the prevention of terrorism and trafficking of drugs to the neighboring countries, said the statement. “Acting Ambassador of Afghanistan’s Embassy in Moscow, Jamal Nasir Gharwal, spoke about the political formation of government and security ensuring countrywide,” the statement quoted. Necessary and effective measures to root out poppy cultivation and combat terrorist groups have been discussed in the meeting, according to the statement This is the first time that a high-ranking official of Afghanistan participates in the meeting. The Moscow-led (CSTO) is a military alliance in Eurasia made up of six post-Soviet states: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.