A consultation meeting regarding the codification of the basic principles of foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning. This meeting was attended by a number of members of international relations commissions of the upper house and lower house of the parliament.
In this consultation meeting which was chaired by the deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai, a number of members of international relations commissions of lower house and upper house and members of the commission for drafting basic principles of foreign policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated.
At the outset, Dr. Faramarz Tamana secretary of this committee presented information regarding the methodology of codification principles of this major national document and then a comprehensive discussion took place regarding the context of this document by the participants of the consultation meeting.
While offering his programs to the parliament prior to attaining vote of confidence, Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani had promised that codification of the basic principles of foreign policy of the country and sending it out to the parliament for approval would constitute one of his priorities.
After taking office, he formed a commission under the chairmanship of the deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai to prepare a draft on foreign policy basic principles.
After preparation of the draft, now it is time to discuss this major national document with the entities and experts to collect their ideas and send it to the parliament for approval. Its first consultation meeting was held today, and such meetings will continue in the future too.