Chief Executive Meets Iran's First Vice President


Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Eshaq Jahangiri, on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of the Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.

During the meeting, the First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while congratulating the successful run-up to the presidential election, said that his country would continue to cooperate and work closely with the government emerging from the Afghan elections. Vice President Jahangiri called the holding of the Afghan presidential elections a positive step towards the institutionalization of democracy and stability in Afghanistan.

Vice President Jahangiri said his country supports peace talks led and owned by Afghans. He emphasized the joint struggle of the countries of the region, particularly Iran and Afghanistan, with terrorism, especially the ISIS group.

Further, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, said that the results of the presidential election would be announced in a few days and that the future Afghan government would continue its commitments and close relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The chief executive said a comprehensive document of cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran had been finalized and hoped to be signed soon.

The chief executive described the opening of the Chabahar Seaport as a good opportunity to expand economic exchanges between the countries of the region, notably Afghanistan, Iran and India. He reiterated that Afghanistan want to expand trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran.