Spokesman: Iran Holding Afghan Neighbors Meeting to Convey Message of Opposition to Foreign Interference
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in a Twitter message stressed that the meeting of Afghanistan neighbors hosted by Tehran is meant to show their opposition to interference of foreigners in that country's political structure.
"Lasting peace and stability depend on the fulfillment of the people's will," Khatibzadeh tweeted.
The Iranian diplomat noted that the message of the Tehran meeting is cooperation and convergence of neighbors instead of competition, as well as participation of all popular groups in the future political structure of Afghanistan.
"The meeting also rejects foreign interference in Afghanistan," he added.
Khatibzadeh announced earlier on Tuesday that the second foreign ministerial meeting of neighbors of Afghanistan plus Russia will be held here on Wednesday.
He said that Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi will inaugurate the meeting and deliver a speech.
The meeting is underway with participation of foreign ministers of six neighbors to Afghanistan.
The Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen and Pakistani foreign ministers are taking part in person while the Chinese and Russian foreign ministers will attend the meeting online.
The representatives from Beijing and Moscow are also present in the meeting.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will dispatch a message to the Tehran important meeting.