News ID: 313724
Published: 0223 GMT June 08, 2021

Iran reiterates support for Afghan peace process

Iran reiterates support for Afghan peace process

Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Affairs Mohammad-Ebrahim Taherian reiterated Iran’s support for efforts in Afghanistan’s peace process.

In a phone conversation with the head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, Taherian stressed the necessity of interaction between different Afghan parties to speed up bringing peace to the Asian country, according to IRNA.

During the phone call, the Afghan official called for Iran’s continued support for the peace process in his country.

Both sides also talked about a Monday’s visit by Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Jean Arnault to Tehran where he met with Taherian.

During Monday’s meeting, both sides called for efforts to reduce violence and civilian killings in Afghanistan and discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, including the peace negotiations and the security situation in the country, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Taherian emphasized that Iran regards peace and security in Afghanistan as its own peace and security, reaffirming Tehran’s support for Afghan peace with the participation and under the auspices of the Afghan people.

He also voiced Iran’s readiness for cooperation in facilitating and advancing the intra-Afghan negotiations, stressing the need to safeguard the achievements of people of Afghanistan gained over the past two decades.

The two sides also voiced concern about the escalation of violence in Afghanistan in recent months, calling for plans to reduce violence and prevent the civilian deaths in that country.




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