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Idrees Zaman Appointed As Acting Foreign Minister

President Ghani has appointed Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Idrees Zaman as Acting Foreign Minister, presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi tweeted. Mr. Zaman has been serving as Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs since October 2018. The Office of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah yet to make a comment in this …

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Pakistan Reiterates Support To Afghan Peace Process

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday in Islamabad and discussed the Afghan peace process. Pakistan said in a statement that, Khan has reiterated his country’s steadfast and sincere support to the Afghan peace and reconciliation process launched since …

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Afghan Politicians Urge Intensified Peace Efforts

A number of Afghan politicians believe that efforts of the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is moving very slow. Ambassador Khalilzad is in Kabul since early this week. He has met with Afghan leaders and prominent politicians including former President Hamid Karzai, former national security advisor Hanif …

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Khalilzad, Abdullah Discuss Peace Efforts, Election

The U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday. Former Foreign Minister and Head of Jamiat-e-Islami Political Party Salahuddin Rabbani, Deputy Assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump Lisa Curtis and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass were also present during the …

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53 Militants Killed in Faryab Clashes

At least 53 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with Afghan forces in northern Faryab province. In a statement released on Sunday, the Defense Ministry said that the clashes broke out after militants attacked army outposts in Pashtonkot district of the province. The incident took place at around 8:30 p.m. …

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