President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the credential letter of Wang Yu, China's new ambassador to Afghanistan, here in the Presidential Palace on Saturday, said a statement of the Presidential Office.
The planned exchange of two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group for an American and an Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2016 has not taken place, a diplomat and a former Afghan official said on Wednesday.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is seeking re-election later this month, on Monday refused at the last minute to take part in a TV debate with his main rival, current chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more and shaking windows and doors in houses several kilometres away from the blast.
The “Presidential Candidates Council” has warned that if President Ashraf Ghani does not correct his behavior regarding the country’s highest interests, using the national options, they will focus on efforts to strengthen the peace programs.
Iranian Minister of Energy, who heads the Iran-Afghanistan Joint Economic Committee, visited Kabul on Tuesday to hold talks with senior Afghan officials in order to discuss expansion of economic ties especially in water and energy areas.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Tuesday to discuss ongoing peace talks with the Taliban and the security situation ahead of Afghan presidential polls in September. Pompeo stopped over on his way to New Delhi for meetings with ...