The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Beradar’s Iran visit; Afghanistan, Iran can be strong economic partners

KABUL: The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Mullah Abdul Ghani Beradar Akhund, during his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with Ali Akbar Ahmadian, the Chairman of Supreme National Security Council of that country, his office said in a statement on Monday. Both sides discussed several topics of mutual interest including bolstering political and economic relations, effective coordination between their respective nations, water resource management, transit agreements, and enhancing of Afghanistan’s imports and exports through Iran, the statement said. Mullah Beradar emphasized the historical positive ties between Afghanistan and Iran in the fields of security, politics, and economics, highlighting the collaborative efforts that have been ongoing for the betterment and progress of their relationship, according to the statement Beradar 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. He 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. Ahmadian, Chairman of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between the two nations across various domains, assuring the challenges facing Afghan refugees will be addressed in Iran and they will also be provided with 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. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.