Sunday, December 10, 2023

Iranian, Afghan Presidents Underscore Closer Friendly Ties

The presidents of Iran and Afghanistan call for regional cooperation to take on terrorism and extremism.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in a phone conversation explored avenues of boosting the two neighboring countries’ ties and cooperation.

During the telephone conversation, President Rouhani voiced satisfaction over the establishment of a national unity government in Afghanistan and called on all Afghan parties to remain committed to the agreement, the country’s territorial integrity, and Afghan nation’s interests.

He also underlined the significance of ensuring security in Afghanistan, but at the same time said regional cooperation is key to encountering terrorism and tribal and ethnic extremism.

As regards ties with Afghanistan, the Iranian president highlighted the age-old relations between the two countries, and stated that interactions with the other countries should not harm the good bilateral relations between the two Muslim nations.

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, for his part, stressed that any agreement between Afghanistan and the other countries will by no means harm the interests of the Iranian nation.

Pointing to the threats posed by extremism and terrorism, the Afghan president called for concerted effort against terrorists.

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