Oct 18, 2020 17:48 UTC
  • Iran supports peace process in Afghanistan: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic supports peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban militant group as well as the agreements reached between the two sides.

Zarif made the remarks on Sunday in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), who is in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials during an official three-day visit.

During the meeting, Zarif emphasized Iran’s support for the Islamic government in Afghanistan and an Afghan-led peace process, while hailing  Abdullah's role in the country's politics and emphasizing that Iran supports the Taliban's participation in the Afghan political arena.

Abdullah, for his part, briefed Iran's top diplomat on the latest developments in his country and the latest situation of intra-Afghan talks.

Abdullah is also scheduled to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani during his visit.