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Afghanistan, Iraq face common threats, says president

Afghanistan, Iraq face common threats, says president

Sep 04, 2015 - 01:16

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok):Iraqi deputy foreign minister Omer Ahmed Karim Al Berzinji on Thursday called on Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

At the meeting, Ghani said his country had several commonalties with Iraq and the two countries could better realise each other’s feelings, a statement from the palace said.

Both Afghanistaninfo-icon and Iraq faced the threat of terrorism and the form of terrorist activities had recently changed in the two countries, Ghani said in the statement.

“Afghanistan is trying to have strong relations with regional countries especially with two neighbouring countries of Iraq -- Turkey and Iran,” the statement said quoting the president.

While talking about positive changes and economic development in Kurdistan, an autonomous region in northern Iraq, Ghani said more changes and betterment could be achieved with good relations, cooperation and programmes in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Al Berzinji insisted on good relations between the two countries, a purpose he cited for his Afghanistan visit. He also said people who used religion to trigger war should be strongly dealt with.



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