2021-June-20 17:23
2020-July-16  15:35

Iranian Deputy FM in Kabul on Expansion of Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi traveled to Afghanistan to discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two neighboring states.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Araqchi arrived in Kabul on Wednesday

Araqchi and the Afghani side are to examine the comprehensive cooperation document of the two countries.

Also, both sides will discuss issues in the areas of defense, security and economy, as well as transportation.

Araqchi is due to attend a seminar on the perspective of Iran-Afghanistan relations, its challenges, and opportunities to be held at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS).

Last Monday, the Iranian foreign ministry underlined the country’s commitment to dialogue, noting that neighbors can always count on Iran as a trustworthy partner.

“In Iran, today is the national day for Dialogue and Constructive Engagement with the World. Since its foundation, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been developing cordial and balanced relationship with the world and resolving challenges through dialogue based on mutual respect,” the foreign ministry wrote on its official twitter page.

It added that the track record of dialogue on critical issues demonstrates Iran's seriousness, pragmatism about bringing peace and stability to world, stating that the “JCPOA is the product of Iran's openness to engagement, but the US reckless exit from the Deal has wreaked havoc on this multilateral accomplishment.”

“Despite the setback, Iran remains committed to diplomatic engagement, as it's been and will be a trusted partner to its neighbors and beyond,” the foreign ministry stressed.