Iranian FM, Afghan President Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

Zarif and Ashraf Ghani

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East region.

According to Tasnim dispatches, in the meeting held in India’s northern city of Amritsar, in the state of Punjab, Zarif and Ghani also explored avenues for expansion of relations between Tehran and Kabul in various political, economic and security spheres.

The session was held on the sidelines of the 6th conference of the ‘Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process’.

Zarif arrived in Amritsar on Saturday to join representatives from nearly 40 countries and leading groups, like the European Union, for the conference.

Held on the theme of “Addressing Challenges, Achieving Prosperity”, the heart of Asia conference explores ways to effectively deal with the threat of terrorism in the region, with a focus on Afghanistan.

Senior officials from 14 member countries, including China and Russia, and representatives of 17 supporting nations have attended the event to discuss the issues facing the region.

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