Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 02:01 GMT
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry talking to Afghan counterpart - Mohammad Hanif Atmar via video-conference on November 17, 2020. Press Photo
CAIRO – 17 November 2020: Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Hanif Atmar urged Tuesday setting a roadmap to expand cooperation among Egypt and Afghanistan on the political, economic, cultural, and security levels.
Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Tuesday a video call from his Afghan counterpart to discuss ways of developing bilateral relations, and developments of Afghan peace negotiations.
Minister Shokry stipulated Egypt's continuous backing to Afghanistan's efforts aimed at achieving growth, and eagerness to take part in reconstruction works as Egypt can transfer experience in various fields, including building new cities.
On his side, Atmar praised the Egyptian-Afghan ties expressing appreciation for the support Egypt is giving to his homeland. That is embodied in training Afghan cadres, and granting Afghan nationals scholarships to study at Al Azhar and Egyptian universities.
The Afghan minister of foreign affairs gave an overview of the latest developments in his country and the government's endeavors to accomplish peace.
With that regard, Shokry asserted the support of Egypt's government and people to Afghanistan in the face of extremism and terrorism condemning the attacks on Afghan troops and civilians.
Shokry added that Egypt looks forward to a permanent peace that achieves security and stability for Afghanistan, and consolidates reconstruction efforts and development.