Oct 21, 2021, 6:40 PM
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Iran, Indonesia FMs call for attention to Afghan refugees

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi called on the international community to pay attention to Afghan refugees' worrying conditions.

Amirabdollahian held a telephone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on the latest developments in Tehran-Jakarta relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest, including the situation in Afghanistan.

Referring to the current situation in Afghanistan and Iran’s active diplomacy in this regard, Amirabdollahian condemned the recent targeted terrorist bomb blasts in Afghanistan.

Pointing to the Taliban’s responsibility in providing security for Afghan ethnic groups and followers of various Islamic sects, he emphasized the significance of the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

He noted that the international community must assume its responsibility to attend to Afghan refugees in Afghanistan’s neighbors, most particularly Iran.

Referring to agreements Iran and Indonesia reached in New York during his recent meeting with the Indonesian foreign minister, he said Tehran is making an effort to expand and strengthen relations with Jakarta.

Amirabdollahian gave his Indonesian counterpart the latest on the nuclear talks.

Retno Marsudi, for her part, emphasized the need for respecting human rights and the rights of women and described looking after Afghan refugees as a human duty that calls for international attention.

The top Indonesian diplomat also invited  her Iranian counterpart to visit Jakarta. She welcomed the idea of deepening all-out ties between Iran and Indonesia, saying the Indonesian government has issued necessary instructions to state organizations in this regard so that defined bilateral projects are finalized and put into practice at a proper pace.

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