Iran, EU Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

The European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, who is on an official visit to Tehran for political consultations, has met a number of officials at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Roland Kobia spent a whole day at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, holding talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, and Director General of the Foreign Ministry’s Western Asia Department Mousavi.

During the talks, various aspects of developments in Afghanistan were discussed in detail.

Peace has turned into the public demand of all Afghans today, the Iranian officials said, underlining the pivotal role of Afghanistan’s Constitution in all peace talks between Afghan groups.

They also emphasized the importance of preserving the achievements of Afghan people over the past 18 years.

For his part, Kobia stressed the strong alignment between the EU and Iran’s stances and viewpoints regarding the restoration of peace in Afghanistan, and expressed the bloc’s preparedness to establish cooperation with the Islamic Republic on preserving and strengthening peace in the war-torn country.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi meets EU’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Roland Kobia in Tehran on April 18, 2019
Emad Askarieh
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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