By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau, discussed the issue of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, BNA reported the other day.
During the telephonic conversation, the Canadian premier extended his deep condolence on the death of scores of passengers who lost their lives in the crash happened in Iran and called it a tragic and shocking incident that caused great grief for his people, the agency said.
“We should focus on the next steps; this was a positive step by the Iranian to take responsibility of the air crash, but there is a need for taking next steps,” the agency quoted Trudeau as saying.
He said the international community was waiting for the next measures in the development of valid researches in order to clarify where was the problem, the agency quoted.
He said Iran, beside taking responsibility of the incident, should clearly provide the way for the international researches and go ahead with the right path.
According to him, the first working group would meet on this occasion in London as he said: “We want justice implemented for the victims and the truth behind the incident be made clear.
“The International community, if needed, should to revise the air aviation ruling laws and principles so that such incidents were prevented,” the agency said as quoting him.
The prime minister also assured President Ghani for staying alongside Afghanistan, making effort for restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan and reduce tension in the region. During the telephonic talks, the country’s president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also expressed his condolence to the Canadian people, government and the families of the victims of the air incident and thanked the leadership, management and condolence of the Canadian prime minister in this field.
“Afghanistan share its grief with you and our government and people are deeply saddened by the incident and the death of 13 Afghan national in the crash,” said the agency quoting the President.
He said the international community for playing its effective role so that the rights of the victims were secured, the agency added.
Expressing his support to working group, the president said: “We are part the working group, we emphasize that Iran should take on hand necessary measures, as our compatriots are demanding clearance in this field.”
He said Afghan acting minister of foreign affairs would work in coordination with Canadian delegation on the issue and added: “We want tension reduced in the region and the role of Canada is very important for peace and stability of Afghanistan.”
Pointing to the recent tension between US and Iran and Afghanistan’s clear stance on the issue, the country’s president hoped the regional efforts with the support of Canada remain effective for the stability of the region and expansion of government-to-government relation.