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Atmar leaves for Turkey

AT Monitoring Report-KABUL: The National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, on Wednesday has left Kabul for Ankara on two-day official visit.

Improving bilateral ties, political and economic relations, fight against terrorism and Turkish support to the Afghan security forces were underlined as major reasons behind his visit to Turkey.

Atmar will hold talks with high ranking Turkish officials including the country’s spymaster, defense and foreign ministers, a statement from the National Security Council (NSC) said.

According to statement, Atmar will also call on Saifullah Hashim Oghlo, secretary of Turkish National Security Council, aimed at improving bilateral cooperation.

The country’s advisor visit is taking place at a time when Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday addressed delegates at the Counterterrorism Conference in Jaipur, India, where he called for a joint counterterrorism fight at the regional level.

It seems that the National Unity Government is under pressure as high profile leaders are approaching different states to earn support to fight the current challenges in Afghanistan.

Moreover, President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday visited Kandahar city and addressed a gathering attended by tribal elders and local officials.

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