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Raisi says Afghanistan has special position in Iran’s foreign policy

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President-elect of Iran, in Tehran early Thursday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

The meeting was also attended by Second Vice President Sarwar Danish, Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and a number of other high-ranking Afghan government officials.

During the meeting, both sides discussed the expansion of cooperation and relations between the two countries.

The President-elect of Iran stressed the continued support for the Government of Afghanistan and the efforts for a regional consensus for peace.

He also expressed his support for the people of Afghanistan to preserve the republic and its past achievements.

“We support a system in which the rights of all Afghan citizens are protected, and our neighbors, especially Afghanistan, have a high position in our foreign policy,” Raisi said.

In turn, President Ghani thanked Iran for its assistance and cooperation in various fields and stressed the need for joint economic cooperation and the expansion of relations between the two countries.

Later, President Ghani joined Iraqi President Barham Salih and the EU’s Deputy Secretary-General for Foreign Action Enrique Mora in attending the swearing ceremony of the Iranian president-elect.

 

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