Security Talks in Kabul

Security Talks in KabulSecurity Talks in Kabul

Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli met Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar to discuss regional security and bilateral ties, IRNA reported on Friday.  Rahmani Fazli had arrived in Kabul on Thursday to attend the 6th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan, known as RECCA-6. The two sides highlighted the need for increased collaboration to deal with security challenges across the Middle East. The Afghan security advisor expressed Kabul’s readiness for full cooperation to fight terrorism, saying, “Afghanistan suffers from entry of terrorists from beyond its borders; combating this malicious phenomenon calls for joint efforts.” Iran and Afghanistan share a porous 940-kilometer border which is often crossed by drug smugglers and human traffickers, representing a considerable issue of mutual concern. The minister said Tehran and Kabul enjoy “brotherly” and “neighborly” ties. He also said Iran is committed to helping counter the emerging security threats.