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Indonesia, Afghanistan are great allies, says envoy

Indonesia, Afghanistan are great allies, says envoy

Aug 23, 2017 - 19:32

KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesia’s ambassador to Kabul on Wednesday said a business delegation from his country was set to visit Afghanistan next month.

Speaking at a gathering marking Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day in Kabul, Arif Rahman said his country wished continued support to Afghanistan.

He said business ties between the two countries were being expanded and Indonesian entrepreneurs were all set to pay a visit to Afghanistan next month.

He said the Indonesian delegation would hold a business expo in Kabul in October when 130 various companies would showcase their products.

He said Afghanistan and Indonesia had common culture and that a delegation from the High Peace and Ulema Council of Afghanistan was set to visit Indonesia for meeting the country’s ulema and scholars.

Rahman said his country was in favour of everlasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Salahuddin Rabbani, acting foreign minister, also spoke on the occasion, saying bilateral trade ties between the two countries had recently strengthened. “We are very happy that Indonesian traders have expressed interest in investment in Afghanistan.”

He called Indonesia a finest cooperator and announced that Afghan traders would attend a trade session in Indonesia this year.

“Since 2001, Indonesia has been beside us in times of happiness and sorrow. The country has also assisted us in eradicating poverty and in other spheres.”

Rabbani said Afghanistan opened its embassy in Indonesia in 1954, adding Afghanistan was among the first countries that formally recognized Indonesia as an independent country.