Iran and Pakistan officials pledge to Act for peace in Afghanistan



Pakistan’s special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry tweeted that Islamabad and Tehran will use all their capacity to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will work with all its capacities to establish peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and for the people of Afghanistan,” said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s Foreign Minister.

“Pakistan and Iran have an played an important role in the past 43 years in Afghanistan, I hope they change their role to a constructive role for peace,” said Salim Paigir, political analyst.

Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan also tweeted that in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart there was a discussion about the current situation of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan, the stabilization process, and the fight against terrorism.

“We and our neighbors and other countries will continue efforts to fight against terrorism, improve people’s living conditions, and establish peace in Afghanistan,” said Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s Special Representative for Afghanistan.

“In the current situation, these countries have no choice but to cooperate because … Western countries try to create political, economic and security instability in this area,”said Javid Sandel, an international relations analyst.

The deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate said that Kabul urged that good relations be established with regional countries, and he said there is no security concern in Afghanistan.

“From our side, we do not have any concerns and our policy and position is that we do not want tension with any faction and we assure the regional countries that Afghanistan is not a threat to any other country,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of Islamic Emirate.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said that the cooperation of Iran and Pakistan could help the people of Afghanistan and reduce the devastating effects of Afghanistan’s situation in the region.

The foreign ministers and political representatives of Pakistan, China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Russia will gather to discuss the formation of an inclusive government and other Afghan issues.

“The meetings (held previously and in Iran meeting) will affect Afghanistan’s situation positively or negatively; in any event, it is a window of hope that the Iran meeting will discuss and analyze a range of issues,” said Hafizurahman Naqi, a member of the Hizb-e-Islami Party.

Since the collapse of the previous government, it is the second regional meeting to be held on Afghanistan.

“In the condition that regional and international contributions to Afghanistan are declining, any kind of meeting will benefit the country,” said Badul Haq Emad, political analyst.

In the meantime, the acting foreign minister of the Islamic Emirate, Amir Khan Mutaqi, met Iranian ambassador Bahadur Aminian, the ministry of foreign affairs said and the two sides discussed multiple issues including political and economic relations and as well as immigrants’ problems in Iran.

The Iranian embassy in Kabul released a statement and said that the formation of an inclusive government, peace and stability, economic challenges, and preventing Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists, will be discussed in the meeting.—Tolonews


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