On October 16, 2020, Mr.َ Aziz Omar Chargé’ of I.R of Afghanistan in Kazakistan, met with the Ambassador of Indonesia, Mr. Rahmat Pramono.
Mr. Omar expressed his warm gratitude to Indonesia for its continued assistance to Afghanistan and for the strong political and socio-economic ties between the two countries. Both sides noted long-standing friendly ties, since the visit of the first President of Indonesia Sukarno to Afghanistan in 1961.
The visit of Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Afghanistan in January 2018 was also noted.Relations between the two countries are based on shared religious solidarity, as Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world, and Afghanistan is also a Muslim-majority country.
Indonesia has provided support and assistance for the reconstruction of post-Taliban Afghanistan in various sectors, including technical training, infrastructure, women’s empowerment, higher education, and diplomatic training.
Mr. Pramono said that Afghanistan is a priority country for Indonesia. The Charge d’affaires thanked the Ambassador of Indonesia for supporting the peace process in Afghanistan and for the participation of the Representative of Indonesia in the conference held in Doha on 10 September 2020.
It was also noted that when meeting with chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Jakarta, Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his desire to see the warring parties, including the Taliban, at the negotiating table. Abdullah, in turn, stressed Indonesia’s active role in the peace process.
Mr. Pramono said that earlier there was a meeting of all the ambassadors and the foreign Minister of Indonesia, where the topic of peace in Afghanistan was also raised.
Mr. Omar has expressed his admiration for Indonesia as the country that defeated terrorism.