Iran and Taliban engage in talks to promote peace in Afghanistan: Shamkhani
Iran's top security official said Tehran is engaged in negotiations with Taliban to help settle the existing security problems in Afghanistan, and will continue with these negotiations in the future.
Iran Press/ Asia: Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani who arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday held talks with the National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib.
According to Iran Press, during this meeting Ali Shamkhani said: “A series of contacts and negotiations between Iran and the Taliban have been held with the full knowledge of the Afghan government, and this process will continue.”
He also voiced support for the holding of the second regional meeting in Kabul, expressing hope that the participation of effective countries in the meeting would lead to more unity and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Iran's top security official further stressed the gravity of the spread of ISIS influence in Afghanistan, calling for practical measures to counter the sinister plot backed by United States and reactionary states in the region.
The Afghan security adviser, for his part, described Iran as one of the main pillars of security in the region, voicing confidence that joint cooperation between Tehran and Kabul would greatly contribute to the resolution of the current security issues in Afghanistan.
He further hoped that Shamkhani’s visit would facilitate the finalization of political, defense, security and economic documents of cooperation, preparing them to be signed by the presidents of the two countries.
The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council also discussed bilateral relations with Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.
Ali Shamkhani in his meeting with Abdullah Abdullah talked about political, economic and security cooperation between the two countries. 101/ 211 / 201