Iranian FM: Tehran-Islamabad consultation essential for lasting peace in Afghanistan

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said that Iran and Pakistan, as neighbours of afghanistan, suffer the most from the country's situation, stressing the need for a Tehran-Islamabad consensus on how to restore lasting stability and peace in Afghanistan.

 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian met and held talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on sidelines of 21st summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

During the meeting, Amirabdollahian expressed concern over the situation of the Afghan people and the security-political situation in the country, saying that this unfavorable situation was the result of US interventions and irresponsible actions towards Afghanistan.

In this meeting, Amirabdollahian called for the establishment of stability and security in Afghanistan with establishment of an inclusive government with the participation of representatives of all ethnic groups.

Iranian FM: Tehran-Islamabad consultation essential for lasting peace in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi praised Iran's role and efforts of Iran in assisting Afghanistan to achieve the desired position.

The 21st summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Friday, with participation of heads of 12 member and observer states, including Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Invited by Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, President Raisi arrived in Dushanbe on Thursday to take part in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

The Iranian president held meetings with leaders and heads of delegations on the sidelines of the summit.

Ministers of foreign affairs, energy, labor, cultural heritage, and justice accompany the president on the visit.

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