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Jaishankar greets Atmar on appointment as FM

Jaishankar greets Atmar on appointment as FM

Apr 05, 2020 - 14:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): India’s externalinfo-icon affairs minister on Sunday congratulated his newly appointed Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar,

S Jaishankar tweeted he looked forward to working closely with Atmar to further cement cooperative relations between Afghanistaninfo-icon and India.

"Heartiest congratulations to my friend @MHaneefAtmar on his appointment as the minister of foreign affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.”

The minister wrote: “ Look forward to working closely with him to further strengthen strategic partnership between India and Afghanistan."

Atmar, who was appointed as acting foreign minister on Saturday, has also served as Afghanistan’s national security adviser.

After standing down as NSA in August 2018, he announced contesting last year's presidential ballot. However, he withdrew his candidacy before starting the campaign.


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