Iranian FM Meets Afghanistan’s President in Kabul

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, during his official visit to Kabul on Sunday.

Zarif, who left Tehran for Kabul on Sunday morning, met Afghanistan’s President Ghani after meeting his counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani.

During the meeting with Rabbani, Zarif highlighted the significance of fighting terrorist groups, and said, “We don’t have good or bad terrorists. Countries should join hands in the fight against terrorism so as to ensure the security of borders and prevent terrorist outfits from disturbing the security of states.”

zarif-afghanistanHe also and conferred with Rabbani on Tehran-Kabul economic cooperation, alternative crops, cooperation on the issue of water, border problems, and facilitation of travel.

Rabbani, for his part, underlined the need for enhancement of Iran-Afghanistan cooperation in fight against terrorism, and called for promotion of business ties and completion of Chabahar port development project and railway projects.

Rabbani also appreciated the support provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran for Afghan refugees and displaced people.

Zarif will later hold talks with Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar.

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