Iran's ambassador to China:
Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh

Beijing (IP) - The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to China stressed that Iran and China have a common vision of eradicating terrorism in Afghanistan.

Iran PressAsia: Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, Iran's ambassador to China, told the Global Times of China: "Iran and China have a common vision on eradicating terrorism in Afghanistan and preventing it from spreading to neighboring countries, as well as a policy free of intervention in Afghanistan, and they value the preservation of the territorial integrity of this country."

Keshavarzzadeh added: "Iran also supports the importance of the role that regional economic projects and organizations including the One Road-One Belt Project, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and ECO, can play in improving the economy and livelihood of the Afghan people."

The Iranian ambassador to China said that the meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors in Tehran in this context is "a very important regional measure to support peace, reconciliation and national unity in Afghanistan."

Keshavarzzadeh pointed out that forming an inclusive political structure in Afghanistan that represents all ethnic and religious groups is a must.

The Iranian ambassador to China stated: "Countries in the region and members of the international community must help build consensus in Afghanistan and ensure lasting peace and prosperity."

Keshavarzzadeh stressed that the United States and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which has created this unsettled situation in Afghanistan, should not forget their responsibilities.


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