President Ghani receives Turkish Prime Minister

President Ghani receives Turkish Prime Minister

The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim and his delegation Sunday afternoon, Presidential Palace where the two sides talked over issues of mutual concern.

Prime Minister Yildirim passed along greetings of the Turkish President to President Ghani and Afghan people.

The two discussed various issues such as security and economic cooperation, fight against terrorism, peace process, cooperation in the areas of education, cultural ties and expansion of mutual relations between Afghanistan and Turkey.

President Ghani said, “Turkey and Afghanistan have long been endowed with friendly and intimate relations and given the religious and cultural ties, the two countries have remained close partners for several years.” He thanked the Turkish government for having provided assistance and shared useful experiences with the Afghan Government in different spheres such as security, economy, education, land administration and training of Afghan National Police Forces.

Prime Minister Yildirim spoke in support of strengthening mutual relations between the two countries and assured the President, on behalf of his country, of providing continued assistance and cooperation to Afghanistan in several domains.

Prime Minister Yildirim reaffirmed that Turkey will remain with Afghanistan as a partner, supporting the Afghan-led peace process. He articulated that his government stands ready to provide all possible support in the peace process.