Govt working on plan to address migration factors
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Monday said the Afghan government was working with all European countries on a programme aimed at doing away with factors influencing the migration of Afghan youth.
Atmar said this during a meeting with deputy foreign minister of Norway, Tore Hattrem, a statement from Atmar’s office said.
The two also conferred on further enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries and the situation of Afghan migrants in Europe, the statement said.
Atmar thanked Norway for training and supporting the Special Afghan Police forces and assisting Afghanistan in several other spheres during the past 13 years.
He said the Afghan government was working with all European countries on a programme that would help overcome the factors contributing to the migration of Afghan youth. However, he did not go into details.
The national security advisor said Afghanistan would participate in the upcoming Brussels and Warsaw conferences with special plans for security, peace and economic development and demands. Atmar hoped Norway would support Afghanistan’s stance in this regard at the two NATO summits.
The Norwegian deputy foreign minister said his country supported the Afghan government’s programmes aimed at resolving the problems of migrants.
Tore Hattrem promised his country would make efforts at mustering support of other European and NATO member countries for the Afghan government’s plans and demands to be presented at the two summits.
Meanwhile, Tore Hattrem met with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, who said the Afghan government was concerned about the situation of Afghan migrants in Europe.
Rabbani said the Afghan government was trying to enter agreements with the European Union and its member countries on Afghan refugees.
Tore Hattrem said his country would continue supporting Afghanistan in diverse fields. He said Norway supported the Afghan government-led peace talks with insurgents.
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