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NCA Chairman Meets with Ambassadors of China, Poland and Czech Republics

Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, today held separate meetings with the Ambassadors of the People’s of Republic of China, and the Republics of Poland and Czechoslovakia, at his residence.

The Ambassador of China, H.E. Xijun Deng praised and expressed gratitude for the important role of Dr. Abdullah in further strengthening friendly relations between Afghanistan and China, and stressed that security and stability in Afghanistan has a direct impact on China. As such, Chinese support for Afghanistan’s stabilization efforts, would in fact serve the benefit of the People’s Republic of China. During the meeting, the two sides discussed a wide range of issues, in particular the upcoming Afghan presidential elections, as well as the peace and reconciliation process.

Ambassador Deng emphasized on Afghanistan-China economic relations, focusing in particular on the Mes Aynak Copper Mine and natural gas projects, in which his country was investing in. He also discussed China’s assistance programs in the area of public health promotion. Ambassador Deng highlighted opportunities and challenges in these sectors. The Chinese Ambassador also extended an invitation to Dr. Abdullah for a visit to China in the near future.

During a separate meeting with the Ambassador of Poland H.E. Pio Lukasiewicz, Dr. Abdullah discussed the upcoming 2014 Presidential elections, security situation in Ghazni province, in which Polish forces are stationed in, and efforts to strengthen Afghanistan’s national security forces.

And in his meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, H.E. Miroslav Kosek, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah discussed political developments in the country, in particular next year’s elections, peace and reconciliation process, Afghanistan’s relations with regional countries, the NCA’s electoral programs, Afghanistan-Czech bilateral relations, and the prospective Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States. Ambassador Kosek expressed his country’s readiness to assist Afghanistan in the areas of public health and energy. Mr. Mahmoud Saikal, member of the Leadership Council of the NCA, also attended the meetings with Dr. Abdullah.

October 19, 2013 – Kabul, Afghanistan

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