Telephone Conversation Between Afghan and Canadian Foreign Ministers

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Ottawa- April 22, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Hanif Atmar spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau about expanding bilateral cooperation and the Afghan peace process.

Minister Atmar congratulated Marc Garneau on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada and praised the good and effective relations between the two countries during the tenure of former Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne.

Minister Atmar spoke about the latest developments in peace and postponement of the Istanbul Conference due to non-participation of the Taliban, and the efforts to strengthen regional consensus supporting the Afghan peace process. The Canadian Foreign Minister assured Mr. Atmar of Canada's comprehensive efforts to strengthen international and regional consensus supporting peace in Afghanistan.

The two sides exchanged views on dynamics of the International Coordination Group work and response to families of PS752 flight victims. They agreed on both countries' technical teams to work together for further coordination.

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