KABUL: (MEP) Hulusi Akar, chief of staff of Turkey at the head of a high ranking delegation arrived in Kabul on Friday, hold talks with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and discussed bilateral relations between Kabul and Ankara.
Mr Akar during the meeting that was held at the Presidential Palace (ARG) has offered greetings and good desires of his country’s President and Prime Minister to President Ghani and the Afghan people, a statement by Ghani’s office said.
He said the friendship between Afghanistan and Turkey is not only friendship between the governments of the two countries but also the friendship between the two peoples and Turkey appreciates the friendship and shared values have also been created in common with the two nation’s relationships.
Turkey’s chief of staff added that relations between the two countries, together with international partners, particularly within the framework of NATO are strategic and deep.
“Turkey continues fight against terrorism in its soil and in the region, hailing Afghanistan for remaining in the frontline to combat the menace of terrorism.” He noted.
He assured that his country’s military and security cooperation with NATO in Afghanistan continues.
Ghani on his part, called the relations between Afghanistan and Turkey “long-standing and deep” and noted that the basic foundation of the Turkish army in Afghanistan has been on the use of the trade.
President Ghani appreciated Turkey’s long term cooperation to Afghanistan in various fields, particularly in the field of security within NATO, ISAF and the Resolute support missions.