By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a statement congratulated the people and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the election of Sayed Ebrahim Raisi as new President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Afghanistan and Iran, as two neighboring and brotherly countries with common cultural characteristics and good historical relations, have many opportunities to work together to ensure peace and prosperity between the two countries,” the statement said.
“Based on the experiences and active personality of His Excellency Raisi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hopes that during his presidency, the bond of brotherhood and friendship based on shared values between the two countries will be further promoted and the two nations meet common challenges and ensure peace and prosperity,” the statement added, hoping further tangible and positive cooperation between the two countries.
Iran’s current judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi has comfortably won the country’s presidential election in a vote marked by low turnout and calls for a boycott. In official results, Raisi won 17.9 million votes overall, nearly 62% of the total 28.9 million cast.
Following Raisi was former hardline Revolutionary Guard commander Mohsen Rezaei with 3.4 million votes. Former Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati, a moderate viewed as a stand-in for outgoing President Hassan Rouhani in the election, came in third with 2.4 million votes. Amirhossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi was last with just under 1 million.