• Sun / 17 March 2019 / 14:31
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97122613903
  • Journalist : 71593

Afghan President’s special representative meets Iran’s deputy FM


Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araqchi met with Afghan President’s Special Envoy, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, who is in Tehran as the head of a delegation to consult with Iranian officials over Afghanistan peace process.

During the meeting, Afghan President’s senior adviser in reconciliation affairs presented a report on the latest developments in Afghan peace talks and appreciated Iran for supporting Afghan nation and government and taking constructive stance regarding the peace talks.

Abbas Araqchi, for his part, welcomed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s attempts in keeping Afghan peace talks alive, saying, “Iran will do its best in helping Afghan government and nation as well as preserving unity between all afghan ethnic groups”.

Expressing skepticism about US’ intentions in Afghanistan, Araghchi insisted on the need of taking regional approach and active participation of neighboring countries in Afghan peace process.

The sides also stressed on preserving Afghanistan’s political structures and constitution as the accomplishments of several years of war and people’s sacrifice, focusing on the need of participation of  all Afghan sides in the process as the necessary condition of reaching sustainable peace.

The two officials also discussed ISIS’ presence in Afghanistan as a common threat for peace and security in the region and the need for cooperation over fighting against the terror group.

Economic cooperation between the two neighboring countries in the aftermath of sanctions imposed by US and the ways of advancing economic ties were also been discussed during the meeting.

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