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Indian and Iranian top security officials express concern over Afghanistan

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, and the Indian National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, met in Tehran on Monday, with Afghanistan being a subject of their discussion, the Iranian news agency, IRNA reports.

According to IRNA, the two sides expressed concern about the situation in Afghanistan.

The Indian security official also met the Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, Iran media said.

According to IRNA, “the statement referred to connection routes as a main element of creating regional integration and achieving collective welfare. In this context, the two sides called the Chabahar Port project the symbol of bilateral cooperation, under which India has been developing two terminals at the Iranian southeastern port as a way to transport goods to Iran, Afghanistan and central Asian countries.” 

The joint statement expressed concern over the economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, and called for the formation of an inclusive government in the country with the meaningful participation of all Afghan groups and ethnics.