Iran ready to restore peace, stability to Afghanistan: Envoy

New York, March 16, IRNA – Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Organization said that restoring peace, stability, and security to Afghanistan can be achieved by global economic cooperation.

‘Iran believes in this issue and has always taken steps in this direction,’ Gholamali Khoshroo told a UN Security Council session on Afghanistan’s developments on Tuesday.

‘The international community is required to support the national solidarity government in Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism and in achieving economic and social development.’

He said Iran supports the peace process in Afghanistan adding that cooperation with terrorist groups will be an impediment on the road to encountering terrorism.

‘In Iran’s view, enhanced economic relations with Afghanistan is an approach to establish peace, security and stability in the country and Iran has always taken steps in this direction.’

Khoshroo referred to Iran’s cooperation with Afghanistan including the joint fights against narcotics, hosting thousand of Afghan refugees and construction of railroads to connect the two countries.