National Dialogue is Way to Peace, Stability in Afghanistan: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) Mohammad Karim Khalili held talks in Tehran on Monday over the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan.

According to the official website of Iranian Foreign Ministry, Zarif referred to the significance of peace and stability as well as strengthening of national unity and sympathy in Afghanistan and said there is no way other than national dialogue and understanding for restoring peace and stability to the country.

The peace process only belongs to the Afghan people, he said. 

He also said Tehran supports efforts by the Afghan High Peace Council to achieve national unity and cohesion and accelerate the peace process in Afghanistan.

The Iranian foreign minister cited terrorism and particularly Daesh as the most significant dangers threatening Afghanistan, and said Iran is prepared to offer help to and facilitate the peace process in the country.

For his part, Khalili elaborated on the efforts made by the council to strengthen national unity and foster trust among Afghans.

“We thank the Islamic Republic of Iran for its attempts and support for accelerating the peace process in Afghanistan and expect the country not to cut its support,” he added.

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