Publishe Date: 8:26 PM - 3/29/2018 | Print

Iran ready for co-op on Afghanistan peace: Deputy FM

Politics - Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi expressed concern over Afghanistan's current situation and said his country is willing to cooperate with Uzbekistan for establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Araqchi who was speaking on the sidelines of Afghanistan's peace conference in Uzbekistan, welcomed a regional convergence approach adopted by the latter and lauded its initiative to hold Afghanistan peace conference.

Expressing satisfaction with enhancement of relations with Uzbekistan in every field, he emphasized the importance of cooperation in trade, economy and transportation between Tehran and Tashkent.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in the meeting welcomed the news of a future visit by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to his country, and expressed willingness to boost political, economic and trade ties with Tehran.

The Afghanistan's peace conference opened on Monday, and foreign ministers or their deputies from 23 countries, as well as representatives of the United Nations, US, European Union, India and Pakistan attended the conference, according to Shah Hussain Mortazavi, a spokesperson for the Afghan president.

The previous peace conference for Afghanistan was held in February 2017 in Kabul, attended by representatives of more than 20 countries and international organizations.


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