Afghanistan praises Iran’s staunch support of Afghan peace process


KABUL: Afghan deputy foreign minister and Iranian envoy to Afghanistan discussed improving bilateral relations and border affairs between the two countries on Monday.

Mehr News, an Iranian agency, on Tuesday said that the Afghan deputy foreign minister, Mirwais Naab, and Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan, Bahador Aminian, conferred on reaching an amicable agreement on improving cooperation on border affairs and reopening of the second bridge of Milak Border between the countries in Nimroz province.

Naab, talking to a meeting of the Joint Border Commission of the two countries, thanked Iran for hosting Afghan refugees and lauded the country’s firm stance with regards to supporting the peace process led by the Afghan government, the source added.

Iranian envoy, Bahador Aminian on his part said that such meetings should continue in the future, whereby the two sides should arrive at fruitful results on building relations and resolving problems related to shared borders between the neighboring countries.

He hoped the joint commission would help explore ways for expanding bilateral transport and transit exchanges.

This comes as Iran has been predominantly excluded in the ongoing Afghan peace talks as the country didn’t attend the opening ceremony of the intra-Afghan parleys in Doha last month. The reason for Iran’s isolation has been cited as its tense ties with the US.