KABUL: Addressing a ceremony marking 40th anniversary of revolution at the Iranian embassy in Kabul on Thursday, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that relations between Afghanistan and Iran always stayed stable despite their many challenges, a statement from CE press office said.
Dr. offered his felicitations to the president and the people of Iran on the 40thanniversary of the Islamic revolution, which he said was a huge change in the region and deeply rooted in the views of Iranian people, the statement added.
He said the Iranian government had supported to the government and people of Afghanistan from the Jihad era to the time of resistance and in the new era of development. Dr. Abdullah added the presence of people from different political segments of Afghanistan at the ceremony of the Islamic Revolution of Iran showed that both the countries enjoyed good relationship.
He said the state to state relationship was improving and different committees from both sides were working on a broad range of issues. The Chief Executive said neighbors had to live together and thus they faced similar threats, challenges and opportunities, the statement said.
He hailed the Iranian government’s stance on peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan and said: “We demand a peace process with the centrality and the sovereignty of the Afghan people and there is no priority beyond the end of the 40-year war,” the chief executive said.
Dr. Abdullah hoped for acceptable peace in the country, saying peaceful conditions would enable countries of the region to better avail shared opportunities and ensure a better future, the statement concluded.
The Kabul Times