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Afghanistan, Kazakhstan signs political, security agreement

Thu Jun 14, 2:57 pm

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement on Wednesday to enhance political and security cooperation between the two countries.

Based on the accord, both the countries will cooperate in political and security issues.

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, during the meeting on the sidelines of ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, stressed on continued bilateral cooperation.

After signing the agreement, the foreign affairs minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov said his country was interested to invest in transit, agriculture and untapped mining sector of Afghanistan.

Kazykhanov said his country would also take part in Tokyo summit, scheduled to be held in late July, where the participating countries would discuss Afghanistan’s economic issues.

Calling Kazakhstan’s role effective in Afghanistan’s economic growth, the Afghan foreign affairs minister Zulmai Rassoul said Kazakhstan has maintained a  good relations with Afghanistan during the past few decades.

The agreement was signed a day before the holding of ‘Heart of Asia’ ministerial meeting in Kabul.

The foreign ministers of ‘Heart of Asia’ countries and a number of regional and international organizations are expected to participate in the conference which will be held on Thursday in Kabul.

Two another important international conferences on Afghanistan are also set to be held in India and Japan in near future.

In these two upcoming international conferences the participating countries would mainly focus on investment in Afghanistan and the donor countries would pledge financial assistance for the support of investment in the country.

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