Cooperation With Iran Needed For Stability In Afghanistan, Says Pak Special Representative

Thursday, 09/14/2023

Asif Durrani, Pakistan’s Special Representative to Afghanistan, during his visit to Tehran, stressed on cooperation with Iran to help stabilise Afghanistan.

Iran's Foreign Ministry in a statement on Wednesday wrote that Durrani met Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

In the statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran stressed that the officials of both countries discussed developments in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and Iran, like other countries, do not recognise the Taliban, but they have accepted the diplomats of the group in the Afghan embassy in both the countries.

Despite close relations of both countries with the Taliban, Taliban forces have had several border clashes with the Iranian and Pakistani border guards.

In the meeting with the Pakistan special envoy, Iran's Foreign Minister expressed hope that the continuation of negotiations between these two countries would contribute to greater peace and tranquillity in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.

This is Durrani's first official visit to Iran since his appointment as Pakistan's special representative for Afghanistan.

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