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September 17, 2018
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VP Danesh in Ankara to attend Erdogan’s oath taking ceremony

KABUL: The Second Vice President (VP) Mohammad Sarwar Danesh arrived in Ankara on Sunday night to participate in oath taking ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a statement from the VP office told The Kabul Times yesterday.
VP Danesh was welcomed by a number of Turkish officials, including Police Chief and Mayor of Ankara City, a number of Turkish diplomats, ambassador and staffs of the Afghan Embassy in Ankara, the statement added.
Meeting the Turkish officials, VP Danesh hinted to bilateral ties between the two countries, saying Afghanistan was the first country that recognized establishment of Republic of Turkey led by Mustafa Kamal Ataturk. “Turkey was the second country that recognized Afghanistan’s independence and since that, the political, security, educational, cultural and economic cooperation between the two countries further bolstered.”
VP Danesh went on saying that Turkey was one of the great economic powers in the region, adding the country led by President Erdogan has now been ranked 18th economic power in the world. The Second Vice President congratulated Turkish nation over victory of President Erdogan and successful conducting of the presidential elections.
The ceremony will be attended by twenty-two heads of states and twenty-eight Prime Ministers and parliament speakers from different countries. The second Vice President is accompanied by Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, Faizullah Zaki, Chief of Staff for office of the second Vice President and a number ofdiplomats from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Kabul Times

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