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Afghanistan - Afghan govt's foreign policy is positive, neutral: Muttaqi


(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News)

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan foreign minister on Tuesday said the implementation of Doha agreement would solve problems between Afghanistan and the United States and the Afghan government's foreign policy was positive, neutral, balanced and economic-oriented.

Mulavi Amir Khan Mottaqi, Afghanistan's acting foreign minister, made the remarks online at a conference on peace and humanitarian aid in Afghanistan for the first time in Washington on Monday evening.

Talking to the conference, he said that peace and stability had been restored in Afghanistan for the first time in four decades.

“Now is the time to stop repeating failed experiences and give Afghanistan a chance to play a responsible role for global stability, economic growth and a better future,” he said.

“Afghanistan as an independent and responsible government is ready to engage with the rest of the world, including the US, on issues of common interest and mutual commitment,” Mottaqi said.

He said that full implementation of the Doha Agreement with the US could resolve current problems between the US and Afghanistan. He hopes the US will live up to its promises.

“We want to open a new political chapter in the field of good governance at home and in our relations with the region and the world. The new (Afghan) government's foreign policy is positive, neutral, balanced and economically oriented. We wish good and constructive relations with our neighbors and with all the countries of the region and the world. We want positive interactions with countries on the basis of mutual respect.”

He also said that Afghanistan's soil would not be used to harm other countries and would not allow others to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs.

Mottaqi said he was against the migration of new generation of Afghans to Europe and that Afghans should have a better life at home. Afghanistan's newly formed cabinet is inclusive and reforms are still underway, he said.

Afghan government as a ruling system has the right to interact with the world and that Afghanistan's political isolation is not in anyone's interest.

Afghanistan's new caretaker government has not yet been recognized by any country since its establishment five months ago.

A number of countries around the world, including the United States, have called for the Afghan officials to form an inclusive government and respect human and women's rights, but Afghan officials say they are committed to human rights and to women rights within the framework of Islamic law.

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