News ID: 256832
Published: 0127 GMT August 04, 2019

Iran’s FM meets Afghan parliamentary delegation in Tehran

Iran’s FM meets Afghan parliamentary delegation in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted a high-ranking Afghan parliamentary delegation on Sunday.

The Afghan delegation led by Speaker of the House of Elders of Afghanistan Fazal Hadi Muslimyar arrived in Tehran on Saturday and held a meeting with Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, according to IRNA.

In the Sunday meeting, the two sides highlighted the cultural, historical and religious values that the two neighbors have in common, and discussed a range of issues from the bilateral relations to the latest developments in Afghanistan.

The visit by the Afghan delegation came within the framework of parliamentary cooperation between the two neighbors.

Iran and Afghanistan launched talks on a "comprehensive strategic partnership" document in June 2017 as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in different areas.

In the negotiations, a 35-strong delegation of Afghan deputy ministers and other high-ranking Afghan officials comprising five committees weighed plans for closer cooperation with Iran in various fields, including security, defense, economy, culture, and education.

In June, Iran and Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the nuclear energy industry.

According to the agreement, Tehran and Kabul will work together in diverse areas of the nuclear industry, such as providing capacities for the manpower and employing nuclear energy in the health and agriculture sectors.



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