Ghani, Khamenei stress improved bilateral ties
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Iranian supreme leader stressed to intensify bilateral cooperation to counter terrorism and other challenges jointly.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said that the president held detailed discussion with Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Khamenei welcomed the president and his delegation visit to Teharan.
The Iranian spiritual leader said Afghanistan was the center of rich culture and history and Iran was always interested to keep good neighbourly relations with Kabul.
Instability in Afghanistan was also posing a threat to the security of Iran and the development of Afghanistan would leave far-reaching positive impact on Tehran, he remarked.
“I am happy that we can work together to solve problems and improve our bilateral ties,” the statement quoted Khamenei as saying.
“Our country has a rich culture and we try to put Afghanistan again on path to progress, prosperity and development,” Ghani added.
Referring to security, the president said terrorism was posing serious threat to both Afghanistan and Iran.
“Emergence of Islamic State (IS) group is the root of Al-Qaeda is an international terrorist movement, which is a threat to entire world,” he president warned.
Good relations between Iran and Afghanistan would be improved, he said, adding that the two neighbouring countries would strengthen their relations in transit, investment, economic cooperation and banking.
The statement said that Ghani also congratulated Iran’s nuclear agreement with the 5+1 countries. Experts believe that Iran’s nuclear agreement with the 5+1 countries was in interest of Afghanistan’s security.
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