Regional security must be ensured by countries in region: Raisi

Tehran (IP): Speaking in a meeting with the President of Afghanistan on Thursday, Iran's new President stressed that the security of the region should be ensured by the countries of the region themselves.

Iran PressIran news: Saying that the people of Iran and Afghanistan have rooted, religious and civilizational relations, the Iranian new President Ebrahim Raisi said: "Iran wants the security, welfare and dignity of the Afghan people and has not and will not fail to help achieve this goal."

Raisi described the conspiracies of foreigners as the root cause of insecurity and tension in Afghanistan, saying: "Undoubtedly, with the reduction of the presence of American forces in Afghanistan, their provocations will continue in different ways because their interests lies in insecurity.”

Emphasizing the importance of the Iranian government's cooperation with the legitimate government of Afghanistan in the peace and stability process in the country, Raisi said: "Afghanistan's security must be ensured by the Afghans themselves, and Iran is ready to assist and cooperate in this regard to achieve lasting peace and justice so that the Afghan people’s suffering can be alleviated”.

The President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani also congratulated Iran's President on his election and expressed hope that a new chapter in Tehran-Kabul relations would begin, adding: "Afghanistan wants to develop its political and economic relations with Iran in all fields".

Emphasizing that Tehran has key potentials and influence in creating regional security, the President of Afghanistan said: "Iran has a prominent role and position in the stability and security of the region, and we call on Iran to take advantages of its capacities for cooperation in the path to establishing lasting security in Afghanistan.”

Ashraf Ghani also appreciated the hosting of Afghan refugees by the Islamic Republic of Iran.


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