Iran’s New President Calls For Expansion Of Ties, Cooperation With Afghanistan
In a telephone conversation with Afghan President, Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi stressed on the need to deepen relations and expanding cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani felicitated on his victory in Iran’s presidential election, wishing him success and prosperity. “Afghanistan and Iran are two neighboring and brotherly countries, and I hope that your election as President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Iran will further expand relations and cooperation in various fields between the two countries”, said Ghani in this telephone conversation, according to official press service of the .
Raisi expressed his gratitude for President Ghani’s telephone call and stressed the need to deepen relations and expanding cooperation between the two countries.”
Meanwhile, another regional partner India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to address the United Nations Security Council () debate on Afghanistan on Wednesday.
“External Affairs Minister S will address the UNSC debate on Afghanistan tomorrow,” said the official Twitter handle of Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York. Earlier, India has noted the United States’ decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and has expressed concerns over the probable increase in the violence and targeted killings in the war-torn country.
In a statement in April, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said New Delhi is of the view that an Afghan peace process should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled and any political settlement must be inclusive and should preserve the socio-economic and political gains of the past 19 years. has also called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire.