Sep 13, 2018 13:33 Asia/Tehran
  • Tehran, Kabul boost economic and security cooperation against terrorism

Seyyed Abbas Araghchi, deputy foreign minister of Iran, met Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Wednesday to discuss the expansion of bilateral relations, strengthen economic cooperation, trade and transport financial and banking services, climate change, water shortage, and joint battle against terrorism.

Iran Press/ Asia  Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Seyyed Abbas Araghchi ,held a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Wednesday,  discussing closer cooperation between the two neighbouring countries.

Deploring the growing activities of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in Afghanistan in recent months, the two officials reaffirmed commitment to combat Takfiri terrorist groups and stressed the need for coordinated efforts by Tehran and Kabul in this regard.

Araghchi and Ghani further discussed ways to strengthen economic, commercial, and banking interaction between the two countries, Tasnim news agency reported.

They also discussed the threat posed by climate change and water scarcity, emphasizing that the issue of water should be a key point in Iran-Afghanistan cooperation.

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The Iranian deputy foreign minister had earlier held meetings with Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani during his stay in Kabul in Tuesday.


On the first day of his visit to Kabul, Araghchi took part at the first trilateral meeting of deputy foreign ministers of Iran, Afghanistan and India, aimed at increasing economic cooperation.

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