Nov 05, 2018 17:36 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 20, 2019 21:09 Asia/Tehran]

Iranian Foreign Minister met chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) in Tehran and declared Iran's readiness for facilitating Afghan peace process.

Iran PressIran news: Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and chairman of the Afghan high peace council, Mohammad Karim Khalili have sat on Monday for talks in Tehran over the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, according to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website.

During the Monday talks, Iran’s foreign minister referred to the significance of peace and stability as well as strengthening of national unity and sympathy in Afghanistan and said there is no way other than national dialogue and understanding for restoring peace and stability to the country.

The peace process only belongs to the Afghan people, Zarif added.

Iran’s foreign minister also said Tehran supports efforts by the Afghan high peace council to achieve national unity and cohesion and accelerate peace process in Afghanistan.

Zarif cited terrorism and particularly ISIS  as the most significant dangers which threatening Afghanistan, and said Iran is prepared to offer help to and facilitate peace process in the neighbouring country.

On Sep 25, Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on the margin of UNGA in New York emphasised on combating all types of terrorism in the world.

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For his part,chairman of the Afghan high peace council,Mohammad Karim Khalili elaborated on the efforts made by the council to strengthen national unity and foster trust among Afghans.

“We thank the Islamic Republic of Iran for it's attempts and supports for accelerating the peace process in Afghanistan and expect the country not to cut it's support,” chairman of the Afghan high peace council added.



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