Renewed Support for Afghan Peace Process

Renewed Support for Afghan Peace Process

Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour reaffirmed Iran's readiness to help facilitate the peace process in neighboring Afghanistan. Rahimpour made the announcement on Thursday in Russia in an address to a conference on the situation in Iran's eastern neighbor, Fars News Agency reported. The event brought together envoys and some senior officials from the host and five other countries, namely Afghanistan, Iran, China, Pakistan and India. They discussed the implications of insecurity in Afghanistan for the region and explored ways of boosting the peace process and national reconciliation in the country, beset by years of civil war and insurgency. A joint statement was released at the end of the talks, in which participants agreed to ramp up the fight against terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan and increase cooperation to restore peace and stability to the impoverished country. Iran has had close relations with Afghanistan over the years and has hosted a large Afghan refugee community for more than 30 years ever since Afghans first fled the Soviet invasion. The Afghan situation deteriorated following the long Taliban insurgency and, in the past few years, rising attacks by the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/z3B4Jl
  1. https://goo.gl/47zKBx
  • https://goo.gl/fjaiw5
  • https://goo.gl/MnP4L5
  • https://goo.gl/yWRFnN
  • https://goo.gl/9pKDE3

You can also read ...

Assad Reaffirms Close Ties
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad underscored the bonds between...
No Change in IRGC Navy patrols in Persian Gulf
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Spokesman Ramezan Sharif...
Qassemi Denies Message Sent for Trump
The Foreign Ministry dismissed reports that a message was sent...
US Taken to ICJ for Reimposing Sanctions
Iran has filed a complaint against the US for “re-imposition...
Military Cooperation Talks With Pakistan
Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa...
US “Deal of Century”  on Palestine Doomed
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei...
Effective Financial Mechanisms Can Help Iran, Russia Bypass Sanctions
Tehran and Moscow can devise effective financial mechanisms to...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints