Turkey, Iran Pledged to Support Afghan Peace Process


KABUL: Top diplomats from Afghanistan, Turkey, and Iran reached an agreement on Sunday to fight terrorism together and support a political solution in Afghanistan.

According to an Iranian news agency, the agreement was reached at a three-way foreign ministry discussion in the Turkish city of Antalya.

Afghan foreign minister, Hanif Atmar, his Turkey and Iranian counterparts, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Javad Zarif underlined active participation of their countries in the Afghan talks.

According to IRNA, the three foreign ministers pledged to work together to combat the regional threat of terrorism.
Tehran and Istanbul pledged to work with Kabul on transit through Iran’s transportation networks as well as strengthening commercial relations.

The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, called for active cooperation among the three countries on advancing the Afghan peace process.

The meeting’s agenda included cooperation in the areas of security, energy, connectivity, and illegal migration.