Iran and Pakistan expressed concerns over the presence of Daesh terrorists in Afghanistan and the threats the group poses to regional peace and security.
The issue was discussed in a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi and Pakistan's Special Representative for Afghanistan Mohammad Sadiq in Tehran on Sunday, IRNA reported.
Sadiq, who is visiting Tehran at the head of a delegation, discussed developments in Afghanistan and the process of establishing peace in the country.
Stressing that developments in Afghanistan impact Pakistan and Iran, the Pakistani official called for greater cooperation between Islamabad and Tehran in establishing lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Araqchi welcomed Sadiq’s stance on close cooperation between the two countries on issues related to Afghanistan and voiced the Islamic Republic’s willingness to collaborate this end.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran will support a peace in Afghanistan which is established while respecting Afghan people’s fundamental rights and preserving the achievements of the past two decades,” he said, expressing hope for seizing the opportunities to secure a lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Sadiq arrived in Tehran on Saturday for talks with senior Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on developments in Afghanistan, as tweeted by the Foreign Ministry’s Director General for West Asia, Rasoul Mousavi.