Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Mutual Cooperation at Border Point

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand met with Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Mirwais Nab at Dougharoun-Islam Qala border point.

In the meeting, the two sides inspected operations to renovate and refurbish the border crossing between the two countries and discussed border affairs, including cross-border travel.

The two diplomats agreed that operations to rebuild and renovate the border crossing should continue full steam ahead without affecting border and legal issues, and that such issues should be reviewed and settled only by the two countries’ joint border commission.

They also exchanged views on the significance of development and a trade balance between the two countries as well as the need to make efforts to regulate trips to and from the two countries by Iranian and Afghan nationals.

Among other topics discussed were the necessity of intensifying the campaign against human trafficking, drug smuggling and international terrorism, facilitating aid operations by both sides in times of natural disasters and emergency, as well as other mutual issues.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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