TEHRAN (Iran News) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said inking a comprehensive cooperation document between Tehran and Kabul, will give a momentum to bilateral relations between the two countries.
Speaking in a meeting with visiting Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the Iranian official stressed the importance of finalizing and signing the document as soon as possible, according to a report by IRNA.
He noted that finalizing the strategic document between Tehran and Kabul would activate capacities for strengthening comprehensive cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
Shamkhani further expressed satisfaction over signing a power-sharing deal in May between President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer of the Unity Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah which increased stability of Afghanistan political structure. He hoped the agreement will result in all-out development and growth of Afghanistan and put an end to the sufferings of the people of that country.
Referring to the long history of Iran’s support for Afghanistan and hosting over three million Afghan refugees in the past 4 decades, Shamkhani stressed the Iranian government and its people would continue their support for their “brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.”
Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman’s office announced that a comprehensive cooperation deal will be signed between Iran and Afghanistan within three months.
According to the spokesman’s office report, the decision was made in a meeting in Tehran between Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mohammad Hanif Atmar.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews