US asks for Iran’s partnership in infrastructural projects in Afghanistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington has asked for Tehran’s further partnership in infrastructural projects in Afghanistan following a security meeting in Herat, an Afghan official announced.

“On the sidelines of the security talks (in Herat), a tripartite meeting was held among Iran, the US and Afghanistan in which proposals were raised for fighting drugs, development of regional railway and administration of Afghan water resources with the investment of Iran and the US to improve the status quo (in Afghanistan),” Director of Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) Davoud Moradian said on Monday.

According to Moradian, the US envoy to the tripartite talks raised the proposals in the meeting which were later endorsed by all the three states.

Iran is one of the most important donors to Afghanistan which has kept its promises to help to the reconstruction of the war-hit country.

Iran has built some roads, power transmission lines, and border stations, among the other infrastructure projects which would better link the two nations.

Iran has also contributed more than $50mln annually to Afghan anti-narcotics efforts in the last decade.

By Fars News Agency


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