Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah underscored his country’s support for peace talks and process led by the Afghans.
During the meeting in Tehran on Sunday, Zarif reiterated Iran’s support for the Afghan government and the peace process led and managed by the Afghans and agreements of participants in intra-Afghan talks.
He also appreciated Abdullah for his partnership in the political process of Afghanistan, stressing Iran’s support for Taliban’s partnership in the political structure of the country.
Abdullah, for his part, elaborated on the latest developments in Afghanistan and the intra-Afghan talks.
Abdullah arrived in Tehran on Sunday for a three-day stay and meeting with a host of officials including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Before this trip, Abdullah also visited Pakistan and India where he discussed the Afghan peace process with those countries’ senior officials.
His trip comes amid ongoing peace negotiations between delegates from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh wrote in a tweet on Sunday that “independent, developed and with peace and stability Afghanistan has always been the desire of Iran”.
“We will do our best to help the genuine Afghan-Afghan dialogue,” he said.