Iran, Pakistan Discuss Latest Developments in Afghanistan
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan with the Pakistani Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Mohammad Sadiq Khan. The meeting was held on Tuesday, October 18, in Tehran, according to a statement issued by Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two sides have talked about peace and stability in Afghanistan, regional security, and the influx of Afghan refugees into the two countries after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
In the meeting, Amirabdollahian stressed the implementation of the resolutions issued following a meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors last year in Tehran.
“He underlined Iran’s support for peace and stability in Afghanistan that would pave the way for the return of refugees to their own country,” the statement said citing Iran’s foreign minister at the meeting.
Moreover, he said that the Islamic Republic of Iran was prepared for an “extraordinary meeting” of the top diplomats again.
Pakistan’s PM Representative has underlined that Iran and Pakistan have been most affected by the developments in Afghanistan.
He stressed that Iran and Pakistan have been most affected by the developments in Afghanistan due to the huge refugee influx from the country as well as the decreased living standards, the rising insecurity, and a surge in narco-trafficking there.