Sep 12, 2018 18:03 Asia/Tehran
  • Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh
    Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh

The head of Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, has stressed that in a meeting with Afghanistan's ambassador to Tehran it was conveyed to the ambassador that Iran was ready to provide advisory assistance to Afghanistan to help it tackle Daesh terrorists.

According to an Iran Press report, the head of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy commission confirmed on Wednesday that Iran was ready to provide neighbouring Afghanistan with advisory assistance to help it fight Daesh terrorists.

Speaking on Wednesday Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh emphasized that he had two separate meetings, one with the ambassador of Afghanistan, the other with ambassadors of four central Asian countries.

The senior MP added:  "In my meeting with the Afghan ambassador on Wednesday morning, I expressed Iran's readiness to provide advisory assistance to Afghanistan, to help it confront Daesh terrorists."

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In further remarks Falahatpisheh said:  "Iran has the highest level of trade with Afghanistan within the region.  We export  2.8 billion dollars worth of goods to Afghanistan and this figure is expected to rise to 3 billion dollars within the near future, whilst Afghanistan's exports to Iran currently amount to about 50 million dollars.

   Falahatpisheh added:  "I also discussed with the ambassador the problems of Afghan students studying in Iranian universities. Recently, because of fluctuations in the value of foreign currencies and a reduction in the value of the Rial, Afghan university students studying in this country  have found it difficult to cope, and it was decided to have a meeting with officials from science and technology ministry to discuss this specific issue."

In further remarks the senior Iranian MP said:  "Daesh is getting stronger in Afghanistan. They have caused trouble in Afghanistan. They are killing both Shiite and Sunni Muslims in neighbouring Pakistan.  I made it clear to the ambassador that Tehran was ready to provide advice and assistance to Kabul to help tackle Daesh terrorists. Iran has valuable experience and expertise in fighting Daesh terrorists and we are willing to share that expertise with our neighbours".



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