KABUL, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Minister of the Afghan caretaker government Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi has discussed economic issues and the security situation with EU special envoy on Afghanistan, the state-run news agency Bakhtar reported Monday.
EU special envoy Thomas Nicholson exchanged views about the continuing efforts in improving economy, education and security in Afghanistan, saying he will jointly work in providing safe working conditions for the Afghan people.
"Challenges could be addressed through talks and finding solutions to problems," Nicholson said at the meeting on Sunday, according to the news agency.
The Taliban-run government's Foreign Minister Muttaqi assured that Afghanistan soil was "no more a threat to other countries," Bakhtar quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi as saying.
According to the news agency, Muttaqi mentioned the achievements such as "ensuring global security and having a strong will to improve the living conditions of the people" and other issues of interest.
Both sides stressed the need to strengthen cooperation between Afghanistan and the European Union, which will lead to an improvement in the living conditions of the people in various sectors. ■