TEHRAN (Iran News) – The presidential palace of Afghanistan played host to a meeting to weigh plans for closer cooperation with Iran in ensuring security along the common border and combatting smugglers and traffickers.
The meeting on border safety with Iran cooperation, chaired by Vice President of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh, was held at the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul.
It was attended by the caretaker of the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan Hanif Atmar, Chief of General Staff of the Afghan Armed Forces Lieutenant General Bismillah Waziri, Deputy Afghan Interior Minister Abdul Saboor Qanay, and Deputy of National Directorate of Security of Afghanistan Abdullah Ebad.
According to a statement from the presidential palace, participants in the meeting discussed ways to promote cooperation with Iran to ensure the common border’s security, fight against the smugglers and traffickers, and promote collaboration between the border guards of the two neighbors.
Based on a decision made at the meeting, one of the topics that Hanif Atmar is going to discuss with the Iranian officials during his upcoming visit to Tehran will be the revision of an agreement on the border forces that the two countries have signed more than six decades ago.
The caretaker of the Afghan Foreign Ministry is also scheduled to hold talks with Iran about the human trafficking victims arrested along the common border.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews