Tue, Sep

South Korean Envoy Meets Rabbani, Pledges Long Term Support


south-Korea-envoyForeign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Sunday met the South Korean ambassador to Kabul, Kim Chong Hoon, and the two officials exchanged views on a number of wide-ranging issues with the main focus on South Korea’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan.

Korea has over the years helped Afghanistan with its economy and its health and education sectors.

The Korean ambassador reaffirmed Seoul’s longstanding cooperation with Afghanistan in the years ahead and said a team of Korean experts will also visit Afghanistan in the near future to help local experts restore and rehabilitate the country’s forests.

He said that at the request of President Ashraf Ghani, South Korea will continue its cooperation in rural rehabilitation programs in Afghanistan and soon a team of South Korean forest experts will visit Afghanistan to discuss ways in which to rehabilitate forests.

Meanwhile, Afghan Foreign Minister Rabbani offered his appreciation to South Korea for their contribution to Afghanistan in various spheres such as security, health, higher education and capacity building programs.

Rabbani expressed hope that South Korea will also help Afghanistan in natural science fields and in the technology sector.