The Chief Executive meets with Iranian Foreign Minister

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today met Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister in his office at the Sapidar palace.

Engineer Mohammad Khan, first deputy to the Chief Executive , Haji Muhammad Mohaqeq, second deputy to the Chief Executive, Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Seyyed Hossein Alemi Balkhi, Minister of Refugees and Returnees attended at the meeting in which both sides discussed on bilateral cooperation of Kabul-Tehran, security situation , peace negotiations as well as regional cooperation.

Appreciating Iran's cooperation, Dr. Abdullah said the two countries besides being neighbors, have many commonalities including common religion, language and culture.

The Chief Executive pointed out that Afghanistan and Iran have common challenges and opportunities ahead which necessitate coordination and joint work between the two countries.

Dr. Abdullah noted of the creation of joint committees between the two countries and expressed hope that these committee can act effectively on border issues, migration and so on.

The Chief Executive stressed on joint struggle against terrorism and called it a threat for all countries in the region and in the world.

Then, Dr. Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister said, “Terrorism is the common enemy of both countries.”

Dr. Zarif added that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for any cooperation with Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister of Iran declared his country’s support from peace process led by the Afghan government and said Tehran would not take part in sessions in which Afghan delegation is not present.

Dr. Zarif spoke of his country's full cooperation in Afghanistan’s peace process and said Iran would encourage other countries to cooperate and help Afghanistan in this process.

Solving problems of refugees, Afghan students and the Afghans’ Hajj pilgrims were other issues discussed at the meeting.

Iranian delegation promised to solve problems of the Afghan refugees, students and Afghans’ Hajj pilgrims.