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NUG leaders meet Turkish Prime Minister

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President Ghani and some high ranking government officials attending a meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister President Ghani and some high ranking government officials attending a meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister
 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Turkish Prime Minister BinaliYildirim at Presidential Palace, discussing various issues.
in the meeting, both sides discussed security issues, economic cooperation, joint counterterrorism, peace process, cooperation in education and higher education, cultural relations and consolidation of relations between the two countries.
President Ghani said that relations between Afghanistan and Turkey were historic and the two countries have had common religious and cultural relations and have been partners in various fields for so long years.
He praised Turkey for its assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan for the past years in security, economic, higher education, ANP training and making use of the country’s experiences in land authority section with Afghanistan.
Afterwards, the Turkish prime minister by describing relations between the two countries as historic and good assured of his country’s continued assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields.
“Turkey is committed to standing beside the people and government of Afghanistan and supporting the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process and ready for any kind of cooperation in this regard,” Yildirim added.
According to another report, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also met with Turkish prime minister and discussed further expansion of relations between the two countries.
In the meeting, both sides discussed expansion of relations, security cooperation, economic, political, higher education, tourism and cultural relations between the two countries.
The country’s Chief Executive expressed hope that Turkish traders and investors would invest in Afghanistan so principal steps would be taken in expansion of economic relations between the two countries.
Chief Executive asked for increasing higher education scholarships to Afghan students, hoping that Turkey would cooperate with Afghanistan in connection with treatment of Afghan patients
Pointing to the issue of first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the country’s Chief Executive said that the issue should be solved as Afghanistan was common home of all and everybody could work in his homeland for their future.
Chief Executive also welcomed the proposed trilateral meeting between Kabul, Islamabad and Ankara and praised Turkey for its role in improvement of relations between regional countries.
Afterwards, Turkish Prime Minister BinaliYildirim said that his country would stand beside the people and government of Afghanistan in counter terrorism and was supporting the NUG peace plan offered for talks with Taliban.
“We also want improvement of relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and are ready to host a trilateral meeting between leaders of the three countries,” Yildirim said, adding that Turkey is praising the government of Afghanistan for its effort towards peace with armed Taliban group and hoping Taliban would make use of the opportunity for peace in the country.
The Turkish Prime Minister invited Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah for participation in economic commission’s meeting to be held in May.