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Acting Foreign Minister Meets Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Thursday September 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who arrived in Kabul to open a special exhibition of municipal services on Wednesday.
MoFA by releasing a statement reported BNA, Mr. Bahadur Aminian, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kabul and Engineer Homayoun Hairi, Deputy Minister for Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, attend this meeting that took place at the Storai Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Welcoming the Iranian delegation to Kabul, Minister Atmar talked of the long-standing and historical relations between the two nations, and thanked the Iranian government and people for their cooperation in various fields, including the fight against the COVID-19.
Mr. Atmar called the strengthening and expansion of economic collaboration and trade between Afghanistan and Iran important. He added that opening of the Iranian industrial exhibition “Water, Sewerage, Urban Services and Communications" in Kabul as a good initiative to strengthen cooperation in these fields between the two countries.
Mr. Hairi called the strengthening of economic, political, security and tourism cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran in the interest of the governments and peoples of the two neighboring countries. He hoped that Afghanistan and Iran have comprehensive cooperation and work in the areas of trade and transit, electricity and regional connectivity soon.
In this meeting, both sides discussed other important issues including trade cooperation, transit, transportation, joint work for wind energy production, transportation and municipal services, exchange of engineering and technical skills, tourism, opening of Khawaf-Herat railway and importance of Chabahar port.  They also discussed the completion of a comprehensive cooperation document between Afghanistan and Iran and the strengthening of cooperation between private sectors of the two countries.
In closing, Minister Atmar expressed his gratitude for the continuous cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Afghanistan in various fields, including its support for the Afghan peace process‫.‬

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