Iran regards Afghanistan’s development its own: Rouhani
Rouhani, who met Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in New York on Monday, said Tehran regarded development and security of its neighbours including Afghanistan as its own.
“Increasing security in Afghanistan will boost development and every effort should focus on this objective,” the moderate Iranian president was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.
He said war and bloodshed would not benefit no group and it would be good for Afghanistan’s development if a solution to laying down the arms could be found.
President Rouhani urged the Afghan government to increase its measures against poppy cultivation and production of narcotic drugs.
He also said connecting Iran's railways to Afghanistan's Herat province could raise bilateral cooperation.
Abdullah thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for its support to the people and government of Afghanistan specially in the reconstruction area. He said Iran had proved its brotherhood and friendship under all conditions
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