Iran Supports Taliban’s Involvement in Afghan Political Structure: Zarif
- October, 18, 2020 - 16:10
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed Iran’s support for the Taliban’s participation in Afghanistan’s political structure.
Head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, who has visited Tehran at the head of a delegation for talks with Iranian officials, met with Zarif on Sunday.
In the meeting, Zarif reaffirmed Iran’s support for the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the process of peace under the leadership and management of Afghans, and the agreements among the participants in the intra-Afghan negotiations.
The top Iranian diplomat admired Abdullah for participating in the political process and assuming responsibility to run Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation.
Zarif also expressed Iran’s support for the Taliban’s participation in Afghanistan’s political structure.
For his part, Abdullah Abdullah expounded on the most recent developments in Afghanistan and the latest status of the intra-Afghan talks.
Abdullah, the former chief executive officer of the Afghan unity government, has visited Iran for talks on the Afghan peace process, the intra-Afghan dialogue in Qatar, and the need for regional consensus and support for the Afghanistan peace efforts.
He is going to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani during his stay in Tehran.