• publish: 30 August 2016
  • time: 12:07 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 4335
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Afghanistan, Iran foreign ministers met/ expanding ties emphasized

Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with his Iranian counterpart in Tehran yesterday afternoon. Both sides once again emphasized on Tehran-Kabul ties.

Media office of the Afghan foreign ministry said in a statement that Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad jawad Zarif in Tehran yesterday afternoon.

During the meeting, Salahuddin Rabbani appreciated Iranian cooperation with Afghan government and nation and said Afghanistan has considered a special place in its foreign policy for Iran.

He also said Afghanistan national unity government is keen for expanding bilateral ties including political, security and economic cooperations with Islamic Republic of Iran and has a determined will for this.

Salahudding Rabbani also pointed out at the need for a regional cooperation to fight terrorism and said “having a joint regional strategy to counter terrorism is the only way to fight all terrorist groups in the region; hence, Afghanistan has a strong emphasis on political and security cooperations with Iran on this.”

In the meantime, Iranian foreign minister Jawad Zarif on his part welcomed the recent visits of Afghan officials to Iran and considered it a positive move between two countries’ ties.

Zarif said that his country would support Afghanistan’s stability and security and are eager the talks on security, political and economic cooperations between two sides be continued.

During the meeting, both sides also talked on issues regarding the transit and trade between two countries as well as Khaf-Herat railway and Afghan university students’ problems in Iran.

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