KABUL: Iranian foreign minister, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to play an effective role in restoring stability to Afghanistan.
Zarif made the statements in a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey on Friday.
He said that his country was ready to hold a joint economic commission between the two neighbors as soon as possible.
In the meeting, he also emphasized the need for close cooperation among Afghan political groups for the country’s future stability.
Mohammad Hanif Atmar thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for their contributions for Afghanistan, particularly Iran’s dispatching of medical and health assistance to Kabul amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
On a similar note, the Afghan Foreign Minister also briefed his Iranian counterpart of Kabul’s readiness to cooperate with Tehran to improve border security. He also voiced identical thoughts about initiating a joint economic commission between Afghanistan and Iran.