Ambassador Haidari Discusses Need for Direct Kabul-Colombo Flight with Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation
Ambassador Haidari highlighted the promotion and development of land, air and sea connectivity as one of the top priorities of President Ashraf Ghani. Minister Ranatunga welcomed the air corridors initiative of Afghanistan, fostering regional connectivity for trade and investment. They also explored opportunities for technical cooperation, including training programs for the Afghan personnel of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.
As a former cricket player and the 1996 Cricket World Cup winning captain for Sri Lanka, Minister Ranatunga praised the rise of the Afghan cricketers, which Ambassador Haidari appreciated and sought the Minister's advice on building closer cricket ties between the Afghan and Sri Lankan cricket teams with a focus on capacity-building at the junior level.