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Italy pledges long term support to Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In the sidelines of NATO’s ministerial meeting in Turkey, Afghan and Italian ministers signed an agreement to establish a joint commission for boosting bilateral ties between the two countries, a statement on Friday.

According to the statement, the Afghan Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, and his Italian counterpart, Paolo Gentiloni signed the agreement in a meeting in the Turkish city of Antalya.

Rabbani thanked Italy for its support to Afghanistan in past 14 years, and said the country has made improvement in different sectors. He hinted at achievements, foreign policies, economic development and efforts for the peace process of the National Unity Government.

The Italian external affairs minister reiterated that his country would support economic development of Afghanistan. “We have a long-term policy of assisting Afghanistan which has helped in strengthening bilateral relations,” he added.

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