The Chief Executive of Afghanistan Meets with Croatian President

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the National Unity Government met with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in his office at the Sepidar Palace.

The Chief Executive welcomed Ms. Kitarović to Afghanistan and called her visit important in the current situation of Afghanistan.

Dr. Abdullah praised cooperation of Croatian troops with the Afghan security forces within the framework of Resolute Support Mission in Mazar-e Sharif, saying that supporting the Afghan security forces in fighting terrorism, peace-keeping and holding elections is important in the current situation of Afghanistan.

Pointing to political and security situation in Afghanistan, the Chief Executive said political stability and good governance are effective in combating terrorism and improving the situation.

Dr. Abdullah called for cooperation of countries in the region and in the world in fighting terrorism, saying that terrorism is a global threat, and fighting it requires cooperation and contribution of the countries in the region and in the world.

Also, Dr. Abdullah congratulated Croatian football team players on their winning the second rank on the World Cup of Russia and praised the Croatian football players.

Croatian President further expressed gratitude to the Chief Executive for she had met him for the second time, saying that Croatia, as in the past, is ready to help and cooperate with the Afghan security forces in the fight against terrorism.

Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović noted of Croatian troops in Mazar-e-Sharif and said that peace and stability in Afghanistan is important for all the countries of the world, and the Croatian forces do not hesitate of any efforts to train and support the Afghan security forces and provide security in this country.

The Croatian president emphasized on expansion of Croatian diplomatic and economic ties with Afghanistan, saying that the two countries have long relations, and now it is time to increase cooperation in various fields.

The two sides exchanged views on peace talks, upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, regional cooperation in combating terrorism and peace-building in Afghanistan, the US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia and the role of Croatian troops in cooperation with the country's security forces in Mazar-i-Sharif, as well as political and security situation in the country.