• Sun / 6 January 2019 / 10:53
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97101608266
  • Journalist : 71477

Iran, Afghanistan express hope for finalizing comprehensive document for joint cooperation

سفر عراقچی به افغانستان

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araqchi held a meeting with Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.

During the meeting, Araqchi called the relations between Iran and Afghanistan as historical and friendly, addressing the progress in finalizing a comprehensive document for joint cooperation.

About the comprehensive document for joint cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan, he said, “Three committees of five joint committees have completed their works and the work of the other two committees is finalizing”.

The deputy of Iranian Foreign Minister expressed hope that the comprehensive document will be finalized as soon as possible and the presidents of the two countries sign it.

Araqchi also discussed about the recent talks between Iranian authorities and a delegation from the Taliban in Tehran and Afghanistan's Chief Executive was informed about the negotiations.

He said the meeting took place in coordination with the Afghan government and the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the Kabul government and the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

Araqchi further stressed the importance of boosting trade and economic cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.

Abdullah, for his part, said Iran and Afghanistan enjoyed cordial and strong relations, adding that his country supported efforts to finalize the document for joint cooperation.

He commended Iran's efforts to observe the principles of negotiations with terrorist groups and to inform the Afghan government of Tehran's talks with the Taliban.

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