Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Heading a high ranking government delegation, Latvian President arrived in Kabul on Tuesday and met with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, BNA reported.
The meeting held in Delkusha Palace during which both sides discussed different issues including mutual cooperation in political, security, economic, scientific, cultural and other fields, the agency further said.
Representing people and government’s leadership delegation, VP Danesh welcomed Latvian President and said that due to Geneva conference on Afghanistan, President Ghani was in Swiss.
Expressing glad over his trip to Kabul and meeting second vice president Sarwar Danesh, Latvian President said Afghanistan and Latvia have always had good relations and cooperated each other in different sections particularly in the fields of military and economy.
Latvian soldiers’ presence in Afghanistan under Resolute Support mission framework would continue by 2020, besides, Latvia would continue its economic cooperation with the people of Afghanistan until 2024, Latvian president said.
Appreciating Latvian government’s security and political cooperation with the people of Afghanistan, VP Danesh added that over the last eighteen years, the government of Afghanistan and international community have started joint efforts to ensure stability in the region and flight terrorism and extremism and this cooperation is still ongoing.
Calling Geneva two day conference a key event to mutual commitments of the Afghan government and its international partners for bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism, VP Danesh said the people of Afghanistan hoped that Afghanistan and international partners’ joint cooperation to continue until lasting peace and stability to be restored in the region.
While welcoming Latvian soldiers’ presence in Afghanistan until 2020 and that country’s economic assistance with Afghanistan until 2024, VP Danesh stressed on training of Afghan security forces and paving the way for their higher education in Latvia.