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Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia explore cooperation avenues

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Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia explore cooperation avenues

President Ashraf Ghani arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday and met Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and other Saudi officials to confer on bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.

The two parties held wide-ranging talks on a variety of subjects and explored various avenues for cooperation between the two brotherly Muslim nations.

In addition to discussing the possible peace negotiation with the Taliban, both sides called for an enhanced economic cooperation.

President Ghani’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes at a time when the Afghan government is preparing to hold peace talks with the Taliban.

Saudi Arabia has been a major donor to Afghanistan during the nation’s rebuilding process. The Kingdom has funded several projects, including a multi-million dollar highway project and a USD 100mn Islamic Center in Kabul.

On this visit, President Ghani was accompanied by the National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, 1st Deputy Chief Executive Eng. Mohammad Khan, Minister of Religious Affairs Faiz Mohammad Osmani, Acting Minister of Education Mohammad Shafiq Samim, Acting Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs & Disabled Wasel Noor Mohmand, Acting Minister of Finance Shafiq Ahmad Qarizada, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Hekmat Karzai, Director General for Administrative Office of the President Abdul Salam Rahimi, Chairman for the Secretariat of the High Peace Council Mohammad Masoom Stanikzai and Spokesperson to the President Ajmal Obaid Abidy.

According to the Presidential Office, President Ghani and accompanying delegation will also perform Umrah in Holy Makkah.

President Ashraf Ghani met with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to confer on bilateral ties.

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