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Abdullah Abdullah Meets President Erdogan and asked his support for negotiations with Taliban

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ANKARA, 21 November 2020, (TON): Head of the High Council for National Reconciliation , Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday left for Ankara to gain Turkey's support for negotiations with the Taliban and discuss bilateral ties. His visit aims to strengthen regional consensus on Afghan peace. Over the last month, he has visited Pakistan, Iran and Uzbekistan.

Abdullah Abdullah, on Friday met with Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan in Istanbul and exchanged views on the Afghan peace process, ongoing talks in Doha and bilateral relations between both countries.

Erdogan said that Afghanistan is an ally and friend to Turkey and his country's support will the peace that is supported by the people of Afghanistan, He added that both countries have time-tested relations strengthened by common culture and values. 

Erdogan said that Turkey supports the ongoing peace efforts in Afghanistan and wants an end to violence in the country.

According to the statement issued by Abdullah’s office he highlighted the role of Turkey in Afghanistan’s issues, active presence in ensuring security, its economic and cultural assistance and the Istanbul process. And he demanded Turkey’s continued support to the country’s efforts for achieving an enduring peace. 

Top Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday left for Ankara to garner Turkey's support for negotiations with the Taliban and discuss bilateral ties. His visit aims to strengthen regional consensus on Afghan peace. Over the last month, he has visited Pakistan, Iran and Uzbekistan.

 

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