During their meeting, both sides engaged in discussions pertaining to political and economic relations, effective coordination between their respective nations, water resource management, transit agreements, and the enhancement of Afghanistan’s imports and exports through Iran.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund emphasized the historical positive ties between Afghanistan and Iran in the realms of security, politics, and economics. He highlighted the collaborative efforts that have been ongoing for the betterment and progress of their relationship.
Mullah Baradar Akhund underscored the potential for Afghanistan and Iran to be strong economic partners due to their strategic positions, emphasizing the necessity for increased bilateral cooperation and the formation of technical teams to pursue this goal.
Mullah Baradar Akhund also expressed gratitude to the Islamic Republic of Iran for its hospitality in hosting Afghan refugees, acknowledging Iran’s commitment to Islamic values, humanitarianism, and the rights and norms concerning refugees.
Mr. Ahmadian, Chairman of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, in his address, stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between the two nations across various domains. He inquired about the challenges faced by Afghan refugees residing in Iran and assured that they would receive proper care and assistance.
Regarding transit issues, Mr. Ahmadian pointed out that Iran and Afghanistan play a crucial role in China’s One Belt and One Road project, which connects China to Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea through Afghanistan, ultimately extending to Europe.
At the conclusion of the meeting, both sides agreed to capitalize on the opportunities at hand and ensure that no external factors negatively impact the strong relationship between Iran and Afghanistan.