Abdullah, Rouhani discuss peace process, bilateral ties

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KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday discussed the Afghan peace process and strengthening of mutual ties between the two neighbors.


Abdullah arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on a two-day visit on Sunday morning at the head of an Afghan delegation to review issues of peace and mutual ties with the Iranian officials.


According to IRNA, an Iranian news agency, Abdullah during his meeting with Rouhani thanked his country for its support to Afghanistan and the Afghan peace process.


He said that Iran could play an important role in the Afghan peace process, considering the country’s mutual interests and neighborhood with Afghanistan.


Abdullah added that other neighboring and regional countries should also contribute to the success of the ongoing peace negotiations as it would benefit the whole region if they produced a favorable outcome. 


The Afghan people wanted a peace that was acceptable to all and protected the gains made over the last two decades, he added.