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Kabul, Iran stress stability for regional cooperation

Kabul, Iran stress stability for regional cooperation

Apr 07, 2016 - 09:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon and Iran have expressed their strong resolve to boost bilateral cooperation in dealing with common challenges and promoting regional integration.

Enhanced relations between Kabul and Tehran were the main subject of discussions during Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi’s meetings with senior Afghan leaders.

Sarmadi, who arrived in Kabul on Wednesday evening, held talks with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.

Ghani acknowledged tremendous growth of relations between the two neighbours, according to a statement from his office. Both states were trying to find ways of further enhancing all-round cooperation, he said.

Separately, CEO Abdullah appreciated Iran’s stout support to the Afghans during the jihadinfo-icon against the Soviet occupation of the country. He said Afghanistan had always steered clear of regional rivalries.

Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani identified cemented cooperation with the neighbouring country as a top priority for Kabul. He voiced satisfaction with the current political, economic and cultural ties.

For his part, Sarmadi suggested the two nations should join hands in addressing common challenges like the threat posed by terrorism. Security and stability in the region was central to economic interaction, he stressed.


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