The United States has imposed sanctions on three leaders of Islamic State’s Afghanistan branch and an alleged financial facilitator for the group.
In a farewell visit to Turkey, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will continue to maintain a working relationship with Turkey, and stressed the need for continued cooperation on migration and other issues.
Pakistan has categorically rejected that it is holding “any” peace talks with India through backdoor channels or with third-party mediation.
Foreign Minister of Pakistan, who met with his Iranian counterpart in Tajikistan on March 30, says he would soon pay an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Russia’s foreign minister arrived Tuesday in Pakistan for a two-day visit expected to focus on efforts to bring peace to neighbouring Afghanistan.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said India is an important player in the political settlement in Afghanistan and that it should be engaged in international efforts supporting the Afghan peace efforts. Quoted by Hindustan Times in a report Tuesday,
Khatibzadeh said no changes are visible in the US stance and behavior and that US President Joe Biden’s administration is still following the same “failed maximum pressure policy of the former president Donald Trump”.
The current parliamentary mandate for the German operation with up to 1,300 troops expires at the end of March.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, India and Russia have sustained the momentum of the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between the two countries.
Soldiers-internationalists not only fought, but also restored Afghanistan, provided food, medicines, constructed social objects,” said Japarov.