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Czech Republic to help revive Herat factory, Kabul transport

Czech Republic to help revive Herat factory, Kabul transport

Nov 12, 2017 - 21:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Czech Republic ambassador in Kabul Petr Štěpánek on Sunday expressed his country’s willingness to support and contribute to rehabilitation of the cement factory in western Herat province and reviving urban transport service in Kabul, a statement said.

A statement from the CEO office said the newly-appointed ambassador made these remarks during a meeting with CEO Abdullah Abdullah today.

The statement quoted Štěpánek as saying his country was still providing military support to Afghanistaninfo-icon under NATOinfo-icon’s Resolute Support (RS) mission besides providing training to Afghanistan Air Forces personnel in his country.

He also promised further cooperation in transit and trade and other spheres to Afghanistan.

Abdullah at the meeting told the Ambassador that Afghanistan was in favor of having expanded bilateral cooperation with Czech Republic.

The CEO said in addition to military support; increased cooperation in other fields such as trade, transit and urban transport were of vital importance for Afghanistan.

Separately, Abdullah also met with RS mission commander General John W. Nicholson and both conferred on various security topics on Sunday, a separate statement said.

At the meeting, recently conducted operations against Afghanistan’s enemies were dubbed as ‘successful’. Security improvements across the country and recent security situation were among the topics discussed.

Meanwhile, Abdullah also held a separate meeting with UNAMA’s Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Pernille Dahler Kardel, and discussed with her security and political situation as well as the peace process.

Another statement from the CEO office said the ongoing preparations for Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon and district council elections also came up for discussion at the meeting.


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