May 30, 2021, 11:47 AM
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Iran ready to enhance sports cooperation with Afghanistan

Tehran, May 30, IRNA – The president of Iran National Olympic Committee said here on Sunday that the Committee has been interested from long ago in having bilateral sports cooperation with friend and brother country of Afghanistan.

Reza Salehi Amiri made the remarks in a meeting held in Tehran with his visiting Afghan counterpart Hafizullah Wali Rahimi.

Sports cooperation can include development of sports relations and exchange of sports knowledge, Salehi Amiri said.

For his part, the Afghan official said his country is very interested in cooperating with Iran in sports field.

He went on to say that Afghanistan can overcome its weaknesses in sports through cooperation with Iran.

In a related development, Mohammad Ali Jafari - an Afghan teacher who studied MA in Iran - told IRNA in October 2020 that Iran has acted as a responsible neighbor to Afghanistan.

Experts believe that Iran and Afghanistan, which enjoy considerable commonalities in language and culture, have good neighborly relations.

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