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Draft of Afghan-Iran pact to be ready in a month

Draft of Afghan-Iran pact to be ready in a month

Oct 22, 2015 - 18:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Thursday said the draft of a security and economic cooperation deal between Afghanistaninfo-icon and neighboring Iran would be completed in a month’s time.

It was discussed between Atmar and Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Mohammad Reza Bahrami during a meeting at the former’s office here, said a statement from the NSA office.

Issues ranging from security to economic cooperation between the two countries came up for discussion at the meeting, the statement said.

Atmar said a working committee had been assigned to draft the security and economic cooperation document between the two countries and a tangible progress had been made.

He said the document would be ready in a month’s time for further discussions between high-ranking economic and security officials of the two countries.

Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Reza Bahrami said the working committee from Iranian side had also started its work on the document and would clearly present suggestions and demands of his country.

A high-level security and economic delegation from Afghanistan is expected to visit Tehran on November 20, for discussions over the contents of the document.



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