The Italian government on Tuesday assured the administration of President Ashraf Ghani of continued assistance to Afghanistan.
During a meeting with Ghani in Brussels, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni lauded the initiatives of the new Afghan government and pledged it all-out support.
The two leaders discussed a host of issues, including bilateral cooperation, Kabul’s efforts to combat administrative corruption and strengthening of Afghan security forces.
Regional and international situation, as well as Afghanistan’s economic progress, also figured at the meeting, with Gentiloni promising Italy’s continued support to Afghanistan.
Rome attached great significance to the reforms initiated by Kabul, the foreign minister said, adding the Afghan-Italian partnership would continue.
Ghani applauded Italy’s assistance to Afghanistan over the past 13 years, saying his administration was determined to resolve the problems facing the country.
“There is a political consensus in Afghanistan on further progress, including the launch of some important initiatives to introduce reforms,” the president remarked.
He said the unity government, seeking to ensure transparency in all affairs and rule of law, was ready to offer itself for accountability.