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Ayatollah Raisi in a meeting with his Afghan counterpart:

Regional security must be ensured by regional states themselves / Iran favours security, welfare, dignity of Afghan people

Speaking in a meeting with the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani on Thursday, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi stressed that the security of the region should be ensured by the countries of the region themselves, adding, "The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to use its potentials to establish lasting peace and prevent bloodshed in Afghanistan”.

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Saying that the people of Iran and Afghanistan have rooted, religious and civilizational relations, the President said: "Iran wants the security, welfare and dignity of the Afghan people and has not and will not fail to help achieve this goal."

Ayatollah Raisi described the conspiracies of foreigners as the root cause of insecurity and tension in Afghanistan, saying, "Undoubtedly, with the reduction of the presence of American forces in Afghanistan, their provocations will continue in different ways, because their interests lies in insecurity”.

Emphasising the importance of the Iranian government's cooperation with the legitimate government of Afghanistan in the peace and stability process in the country, the President said, "Afghanistan's security must be ensured by the Afghans themselves and Iran is ready to assist and cooperate in this regard to achieve lasting peace and justice so that the Afghan people’s suffering can be alleviated”.

The President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani also congratulated Ayatollah Raisi on his election and expressed hope that a new chapter in Tehran-Kabul relations would begin, adding, "Afghanistan wants to develop its political and economic relations with Iran in all fields".

Emphasising that Tehran has key potentials and influence in creating regional security, the President of Afghanistan said, "Iran has a prominent role and position in the stability and security of the region, and we call on Iran to take advantage of its capacities for cooperation in the path to establishing lasting security in Afghanistan”.

Ashraf Ghani also appreciated the hosting of Afghan refugees by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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