Iran Reaffirms Support to Afghan Peace Process


KABUL: Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Mirwais Naab met with an official of the Iranian foreign ministry and discussed the Afghan peace process. security and economic ties, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.

The statement said that Naab and Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister and the country’s general director for west Asia, Seyyed Rasoul Mousavi highlighted recent developments in the Afghan peace talks and bilateral affairs.

Naab said that Iran’s continued support for the Afghan government and peace process and establishing regional consensus for peace was crucial.

Mousavi said that close relations between the two neighboring countries had a long history, emphasizing on resumption of his country’s support for the Afghan peace process and protection of achievements made in Afghanistan over the last two decades.

The two sides also exchanged views on the importance of signing Afghanistan-Iran comprehensive cooperation agreement, expanding mutual relations, boost cooperation in health, education, border, and consular spheres, and Iran’s role in ensuring peace in Afghanistan.