President.ir – President described economic relations between Iran and Afghanistan as requiring a major transformation and stressed that Tehran is ready to cooperate with Kabul in economic fields.
Speaking in a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament of Afghanistan on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani referred to the holding of the 2nd conference of parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, China and Russia on the challenges of terrorism he said, “Tehran-Kabul relations are beyond neighbourliness and therefore, overcoming terrorism and establishment of security and stability and economic development in Afghanistan is very important for the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
“Relations between Iran and Afghanistan is developing in different fields, and currently, Iran has constructed the railway to the border of Afghanistan to connect the rail systems of the two countries,” he continued.
The President added, “Chabahar region is a very good opportunity for development of economic relations between the two countries and for investment and investors”.
On the production of drugs, the President added, “The issue of drugs has made many harms to both Iranian and Afghan nations and fighting it seriously depends on cooperation between the two countries”.
Speaker of the Parliament of Afghanistan Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said in this meeting, “Iran and Afghanistan have a lot of common grounds with regard to culture”.
“Iran and Afghanistan are both major victims of terrorism in the region and the world and we believe that cooperation between the two countries in fighting terrorism will benefit not only the two, but also the entire region,” he continued.