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Jaishankar discusses COVID-19 challenge with Afghan counterpart


PTI, Apr 28, 2020, 8:03 AM IST

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday, April 28 held a wide-ranging meeting with his Afghanistan counterpart Mohammed Haneef Atmar and discussed the coronavirus challenge and humanitarian assistance, including food and medical supplies.

Jaishankar said that the talks covered the latest developments on the Afghanistan peace efforts besides the safety and well-being of the Sikh community in the country.

“Virtual diplomacy today included a wide-ranging meeting with FM @MHaneefAtmar of #Afghanistan. Reviewed our bilateral cooperation, ensuring that the development partnership continues strongly,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

“Discussed the #coronavirus challenge and humanitarian assistance, including food & medical supplies. It also stressed on the safety and well-being of the Sikh community. Talks covered the latest developments on the Afghanistan peace efforts,” he said in another tweet.

Jaishankar also spoke to Estonia Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu.

“Connected with FM @UrmasReinsalu of #Estonia. Interesting discussion on the use of digital tools in #coronavirus response. Also talked about our cooperation in the UN framework,” he tweeted.

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