The Deputy Foreign Minister termed the first round of political consultations between Afghanistan and Korea a turning point in the relations between the two countries and underscored its significance in expanding bilateral cooperation in political, economic, trade, and cultural areas.
Mr. Nab acknowledged that Korea's generous financial assistance in various fields played a significant role in Afghanistan's achievements over the past twenty years. The Deputy Minister added that amid the ongoing peace talks, the role of friendly countries such as Korea was critical in helping Afghanistan to achieve lasting peace and preserve and build on the achievements of the last twenty years, including strengthening the Islamic Republic.
The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea praised the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's efforts to establish peace and stability in the country. He hoped that the forthcoming Istanbul peace talks would play a significant role in advancing the peace process and preserving Afghanistan's gains. He stressed that at this critical historic juncture, Afghanistan's progress should not be reversed.
The Republic of Korea has recently pledged $ 35 million in assistance for the 2021 Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.