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July 5, 2020


Fazal Hadi Muslim Yar Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga today met with Mr. Jassim Muhammad Al-Khalidi Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Kabul


During the meeting, Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga expressed his gratitude for the past assistance of the friendly country Saudi Arabia in various fields with the people of Afghanistan, and said that both Islamic countries have acted within the framework of good political and social relations; We hope that the agreements reached between the two countries will be better implemented and that more assistance will be provided to Afghanistan.


 Muslim Yar praised the role of Saudi Arabia in ending the war in Afghanistan and stressed the need to strengthen the cooperation of the KSA authorities in this regard. Also, he said that the declaration of the scholars of the Islamic world in Mecca and the fatwa of the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques about the prohibition and invalidity of the current war in Afghanistan are also praiseworthy, and all these efforts should be reached for a non-violent Afghanistan. 


Speaker of the Senate added that the people of Afghanistan are very interested in the Hajj, and on the one hand, Corona disease caused the pilgrims not to participate in this year's Hajj. and as the share of Afghan pilgrims is about 30,000 persons in a year, it is expected to increase to 35,000 in the coming years, and the number of mosques and other public welfare to be built by Saudi Arabia is expected to increase.

 Muslim Yar also called for the expansion and strengthening of parliamentary relations and the exchange of delegations in favor of both sides and showed readiness that the Meshrano Jirga is interested in hosting the speaker of the parliament of Saudi Arabia. 


Then, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Jassim Mohammad Al-Khalidi, said: "The King of Saudi Arabia has a special interest in ending the war in Afghanistan and is ready to cooperate in this field." He added that KSA has approved 35 developmental programs and the establishment of 100 schools in Afghanistan, and will soon begin operations to establish Afghanistan International Islamic University in Nangarhar Province, and will establish a modern hospital worth of 30 million dollars in Kabul. 


Jassim Mohammed al-Khalidi added that the Saudi government is working to help Afghanistan in implementing public health programs worth of 200 million Rials, and the share of Afghan pilgrims will be raised in the coming years. He called on the Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga to share the list of public welfare projects with the embassy to be implemented. 


In the end, Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga presented the logo of the House and certificate of appreciation to the mentioned ambassador.