Iran’s economic minister and his Afghan counterpart have met on the sidelines of World Bank Spring meeting.
In the meeting Iran’s economic minister, Ali Tayyebnia, pointed to the common cultural and long-lasting relations between the two countries, adding that development of relations would satisfy both countries.
He also congratulated Afghan people and officials for successful presidential elections recently held in the country.
Iran’s economic minister called the Afghan minister for more efforts by the Afghanistan government to stop drug trafficking on Iran-Afghanistan borders.
Both ministers emphasized on boosting bilateral relations between the two countries. Afghanistan’s economic minister said that Iran’s humanitarian aid for the Afghan people and projects carried out in the country by the Islamic Republic of Iran all indicated close ties between the two countries.
Each spring, thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and invited participants from the academia and private sectors, gather in Washington, DC for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group.