Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister, in a meeting with Dato Haji Ahmad Azam Abdul Rahman, special adviser on Afghanistan to Malaysia's foreign minister, discussed banking, education, bilateral cooperation, and scholarships for Afghan students from Malaysia, the Afghan ministry said.
“In the meeting, economic relations, the banking sector, the education process and bilateral relations were discussed. Muttaqi discussed investment opportunities with the Malaysian delegation,” said Zia Ahmad Takal, deputy spokesman of the ministry.
Meanwhile, Muttaqi in a meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahadur Aminian, discussed Afghan refugees and prisoners in Iran and border issues.
"In the meeting it was agreed that government delegations from Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran will have joint meetings to discuss border concerns and strengthen bilateral cooperation," Takal added.
“Malaysia and other Islamic nations want to see Afghanistan as a responsible nation toward its citizens and the international community,” said Mohammad Raghai, a former diplomat.
“Having relations with Malaysia can strengthen the Islamic Emirate government in every way,” said Wali Frozan, political analyst.
Previously, representatives of some countries in meetings with Amir Khan Muttaqi, acting foreign minister, have said that they want to interaction with the Islamic Emirate.