Zarif meets with Afghan president, chief executive

MNA – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday.

During Zarif’s meeting w.ith Ghani attended by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Vice President Sorour Danesh, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, National Security Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi and a group of president consultants, the two sides discussed bilateral, regional and international issues.

Iranian foreign minister also exchanged views on the relationships between the two countries, ways of expanding cooperation and common issues such as combating terrorism, with Haneef Atmar, in his regional tour to Afghanistan.

Mr. Zarif’s visit to Kabul comes at the invitation of his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani.

He also travelled to Pakistan on May 3, where he met top officials over a terrorist attack near the Pakistan-Iran border last month, in which 10 Iranian border guards were killed.