Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar said on Thursday that expanding bilateral ties in the economic field and exchanging technical know-how with Iran is one of the priorities of Afghanistan's foreign policy.

Iran PressAsia: The Afghan top diplomat made the remarks in a meeting with Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian via a video conference late on Thursday.

Referring to the status of Iran in Afghan foreign policy and his recent meetings with the senior Iranian officials, Atmar said that promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation in the economic, trade, security fields, and sharing technical experiences between the two countries' experts is a priority of Afghanistan's foreign policy.

In this video conversation, the two sides also discussed plans to expand cooperation in the field of energy transmission, trade and transit development, the opening of the Khaf-Herat railway, proposals for joint ventures, preparations for holding the Joint cooperation commission meeting, finalization of a memorandum of understanding as well as the comprehensive document of cooperation between Kabul and Tehran.