By: The Kabul Times
DUSHANBE: Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar in sideline of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif. In the meeting, both sides discussed the Heart of Asia – Istanbul conference, bilateral cooperation and Afghanistan peace process.
Afghanistan minister of foreign affairs praising Iran for its humanitarian steps including identification and transferring death bodies of Afghan citizens who have died due to cold weather in border areas between Iran and Turkey asked for continued technical assistance to address problems of all those Afghan citizens stuck in the area. Atmar also praised the country for its cooperation in controlling fires in Herat and Farah in areas between the two countries.
Pointing to Afghanistan peace process, Mohammad Hanif Atmar considered constructive stance of Iran towards success of peace talks, protection of achievements and strengthening of regional consensus as key and valuable, hoping their position would also have positive and constructive impact on the Heart of Asia – Istanbul conference.
Afterwards, foreign affairs minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran considered Afghanistan government’s position towards reaching a rational political solution to lasting peace in the country, declaring his country’s preparation for further strengthening regional consensus. Zarif also assured his country’s continued humanitarian cooperation with Afghanistan in the respective areas.
Both sides also stressed on legalization of Afghan citizens’ visit to Iran to prevent from happening dreadful incidents, discussing a range of bilateral issues including the early holding joint commission of economic cooperation between the two countries.