Iranian Deputy FM Meets Afghan President, Chief Executive Officer
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour, who is on a visit to Kabul, held separate talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on various issues, including ways to boost the two countries’ ties.
In his meeting with Ghani in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, Rahimpour offered his condolences over recent terrorist attacks in Kabul and condemned acts of terrorism committed by extremist groups in the neighboring country.
He further hailed Afghanistan’s initiative to hold the Kabul Process, a one-day peace conference, which was attended by representatives of 27 countries and several international bodies on Tuesday.
The Afghan president, for his part, stressed the need to further promote the relations between Iran and Afghanistan in all spheres.
In a separate meeting on the same day, Rahimpour and Abdullah exchanged views on a range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.
The Iranian diplomat also met with Afghanistan’s national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Tuesday, discussing security cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
Back in May 2016, the Afghan president traveled to Iran to sign the trilateral agreement between Iran, Afghanistan, and India on the establishment of an international transit corridor via the Iranian port city of Chabahar.
While in Tehran, Ghani had a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, during which he voiced Kabul’s willingness to cement closer regional cooperation with Tehran.