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PublishDate: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 13:33

IEA excluded from Tehran meeting on Afghanistan

The meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, plus Russia, is scheduled to start Wednesday in Tehran without the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), which has not been invited.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_A spokesman for Iran’s foreign minister has said that Iranian President will give an opening address and that foreign ministers of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and will attend the meeting in person, and the foreign ministers of China and will attend the meeting virtually.

On Monday an official said they had asked Iran for details on the meeting but had so far not received anything.

According to IRNA news agency, the UN Secretary General António will also issue a message to this meeting.

Foreign ministry spokesman said at a press conference on Tuesday: “The meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries will be held tomorrow with the participation of six neighboring countries, plus Russia.”

He also said that the ambassadors of the participating countries will be present.

Khatibzadeh said a statement would be made once consensus among neighboring countries has been reached.

“Tomorrow, the focus will be on fulfilling the will of the Afghan people and the future of this country,” Khatibzadeh added.

, Iranian ambassador in Kabul said Monday that economic and security problems and establishing an inclusive government will be discussed at the .

“Countries in the region in Tehran meeting will emphasize responsibility about security, economic stability and an inclusive government,” said Aminian.

The Iranian envoy added that participants will also discuss sending for Afghans and talk about development projects in Afghanistan.

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