During the same telephone conversation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wished good health and success to the government and people of Iran in fighting coronavirus, and praised the assistance and medical services provided to Afghan refugees in Iran.
Referring to the constructive role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the stability and security of the region, the President Ghani called on Iran to support the peace and dialogue process in Afghanistan.
Ashraf Ghani also referred to the developing relations between Iran and Afghanistan in various fields and expressed hope that with the efforts of the officials of the two countries, relations and cooperation between the two countries would develop.
Speaking with the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday by telephone, Dr. Hassan Rouhani congratulated him on his new term in office and expressed satisfaction with the agreement reached between the political groups in the country.
He expressed hope that with the efforts of all elements of the government and the High Council for National Reconciliation to achieve greater peace, stability and security in Afghanistan.
Referring to Iran’s efforts and achievements in fighting coronavirus and providing free medical and health services to Afghan refugees, president Rouhani said, “Providing health services to Afghan brothers in fighting coronavirus will continue with the same process”.
Dr. Rouhani stated that the policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to develop fraternal and friendly relations and cooperation with all neighbours, especially Afghanistan, saying, “We consider the development of stability and security in Afghanistan in line with our own stability and security and believe that disagreements among groups can be resolved within the framework of principles and we are always by the side of the Afghan government and people in doing so”.
Stating that bilateral relations between Iran and Afghanistan are on the path to progress, the president said, “We must work to accelerate the implementation of agreements and projects between us, including the Khaf-Herat railway, as one of the most important economic projects between the two countries”.
Dr. Rouhani added, “Completing and launching the Chabahar-Zahedan railway project in the coming year can create a positive transformation in the development of transportation of goods in the region”.