News ID: 317204
Published: 0327 GMT October 18, 2021

Tehran to host Afghanistan neighbors meeting on Oct. 27: Foreign Ministry

Tehran to host Afghanistan neighbors meeting on Oct. 27: Foreign Ministry

Tehran will host a meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors on October 27, announced the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman.

In an address to reporters at a weekly press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh added a comprehensive plan has been arranged, noting that the one-day meeting’s agenda will be “to continue the negotiations, the first round of which had been held virtually,” Tasnim News Agency reported.

In the meeting, foreign ministers from six states will focus on efforts to contribute to the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan involving all groups and also discuss the future prospect of peace and security in the country, he added.

In September, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held an online meeting with his counterparts from Afghanistan’s neighbors, stressing the importance of security and stability in the region and an accelerated development through the establishment of an inclusive government that reflects Afghan people’s diversity and will.

Amid escalating violence in Afghanistan, two terrorist attacks were carried out on two Shia mosques in the country over the past few days, killing more than 200 people and injuring close to 300.

There have also been several attacks in the country in recent weeks, some of which were claimed by an armed group affiliated with the Daesh terrorist ring.

The international community blames the fueled violence in Afghanistan on US irresponsible and chaotic military withdrawal, amid which the Taliban militia took power in the country in mid-August. The Taliban announced the formation of a caretaker government on September 7.

The Taliban first ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, before the US invaded the country and toppled the Taliban-run government on the pretext of fighting terrorism following the September 11 attacks.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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