TEHRAN (defapress) – An Iranian diplomatic delegation headed by two deputy foreign ministers have arrived in Afghanistan to follow up on the implementation of bilateral agreements between the two countries.
News ID: 66220
Publish Date: 08October 2017 - 15:30
The 15-strong delegation includes Deputy Foreign Minister
for Legal and International Affairs, Abbas Araghchi, Deputy FM for Asia-Pacific
Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour, and Deputy Energy Minister Rahim Meidani.
Iran and Afghanistan have formed five joint commissions to
draft a long-term cooperation document between the two sides. The agreement was
finalized during Foreign Minister Zarif’s one-day visit to Kabul on May 7 this
year. After several rounds of talks with President Ashraf Ghani, both sides
agreed to form five commissions in specific time intervals in a bid to
implement the principles for the two countries.
The Sunday visit of the Iranian delegation to Kabul is in
line with implementing the results of talks on these commissions aimed at
reaching an initial agreement.
The delegation is accompanied by legal, political, military,
consular and security experts who will discuss relevant issues at each of the
side committees of the five joint commissions.
Iran and Afghanistan’s economic transactions reaches an
annual amount of over $1.2 billion.