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Afghan govt, Taliban talks will yield positive outcome: Iran

Afghan govt, Taliban talks will yield positive outcome: Iran

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Aug 13, 2015 - 14:27

ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Thursday has hoped a positive outcome from the talks between the Afghan Talibaninfo-icon and Afghan government being mediated by Pakistaninfo-icon, which will help bring peace in the region, media reports.

The Dawn.com reported that Zarif during his day-long visit to Pakistan, addressed a press conference along with Sartaj Aziz, adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs and national security.

He said that the sides reviewed the regional situation and extremism. Aziz said that views on regional and international issues of mutual interest were also exchanged during the meeting.

Aziz said that progress on the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline was also came in for discussion. He said economic integration and connectivity within the region should be improved in order to achieve better economic and commercial activity "not just between our two countries but all the neighbouring countries as well".

This is Zarif's second trip to Pakistan in a span of four months which is part of a South Asia visit. He is scheduled to travel to Delhi from Islamabad.

Besides developing trade and economic cooperation, Iran is through this regional outreach seeking to address its neighbours’ concerns, and also for dealing with the threat from terrorist groups, including Daesh.

PANinfo-icon/Monitor/rm

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