Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, on the sidelines of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Friday.
According to a press release issued by the European Union Special Representative’s media office, the two sides exchanged views on the progress made in the preparatory talks for a peace process and its regional implications, as well as the support of the European Union in this critical phase.
They also discussed migration issues, the statement said.
The press release added that their talks focused on preparations for the NATO Summit, to be held in Warsaw in early July, and on the Brussels Summit on Afghanistan, to be co-hosted and co-chaired by the European Union on 4-5 October 2016 in Brussels.
Both parties reiterated that the conference will focus on three key elements: mobilizing joint international and Afghan efforts to increase the effectiveness of sustained international support and funding, on the basis of a new Afghan national peace and development framework; ensuring further progress in implementing much-needed reforms in the country, including on jobs and growth, rule of law, improved public finance management and anti-corruption so as to ensure the provision of basic services and public goods; and securing regional support for a political process towards peace and cross-border economic cooperation.