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Jakarta Post

Afghanistan and Indonesia to strengthen relationship

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 15 2011   /  09:54 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met parliament members from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Jakarta on Wednesday. The group discussed ways to boost cooperation among the two countries.

Yudhoyono offered Indonesia’s assistance with training the Afghan police force and also offered more opportunities for Afghan youths to study in Indonesia.

The visiting Afghan parliament members were Fazel Haddi Muslimyar, Hafiz Andul Qayum, Ehsanullah Bayat and Rafeullah Haydari.

After the meeting, presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told reporters that Indonesia and Afghanistan had a close relationship.

“They hope Indonesia will take part in assisting the peace process in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014,” Faizasyah said.

According to Faizasyah, Afghanistan offered cooperation in various sectors, such as security, education, ...