Kabul – H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani met this afternoon with the Ambassadors of Italy, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Czech, Bulgaria, Finland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Deputy Representative of the European Union; Chargé d ‘Affaires of Romania and Norway, and the representative of the European Union Police in Afghanistan in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Pointing to the Afghan peace talks, Minister of Foreign Affairs said, “As a result of three meetings of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China the road map of Afghan peace talks has been completed and agreed by four-side. The fourth meeting of (QCG) will be convened on February 23, 2016 in Kabul.”
On commencement of direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, Mr. Rabbani added that based on the decision of (QCG), it is expected that by the end of February this year the date for direct talks will be determined and announced.
While talking on issues of Afghan refugees in the European countries as well as discussions with European Unions and its members, Mr. Rabbani added, “The Afghan government wants to reach a comprehensive understanding with European countries before Brussels and Warsaw meetings.”
Mr. Rabbani also added, the Afghan government is seeking support from European countries towards implementing its programs to stop migrants and pave the ground for those who return voluntarily to the country.