Iranian, Afghan presidents underscore closer friendly ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in a phone conversation explored avenues for boosting the two neighboring countries’ ties and cooperation.
During the phone talk on Sunday, President Rouhani voiced satisfaction over the establishment of the national unity government in Afghanistan and called on all Afghan parties to remain committed to the agreement, the country’s territorial integrity, and Afghan nation’s interests.

He also underlined the significance of ensuring security in Afghanistan, but at the same time said that regional cooperation is the key way for encountering terrorism and tribal and ethnic extremism.

As regards ties with Afghanistan, the Iranian president highlighted the age-old relations between the two countries, and stated that interactions with the other countries should not harm the good bilateral relations between the two Muslim nations.

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, for his part, stressed that any agreement between Afghanistan and the other countries will by no means harm the interests of the Iranian nation.

Pointing to the threats posed by extremism and terrorism, the Afghan president called for concerted effort against terrorists.

By Tasnim News Agency


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