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President at a meeting with Afghan President:

Iran ready to cooperate in bolstering stability, security, development in Afghanistan/Trilateral transit agreement to bring development for Iran, India, Afghanistan, the region

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan discussed ways of developing bilateral ties in all fields and deepening brotherly and amicable ties between Tehran and Kabul.

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Mon 23 - May 2016 - 16:26

President Rouhani met with President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani on Monday in Tehran and said: “Afghanistan’s stability, security and development is very important to the Islamic Republic of Iran and we are ready to cooperate in any area with our friend and neighbouring country”.

“Without a doubt, despair is one of the factors and root causes of formation and strengthening of terrorism and if the society is hopeful of the future, we can significantly stop terrorism from developing and spreading, as well as production and distribution of narcotics”.

The President also expressed sadness and sorrow over the recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan and slammed terrorists’ claim of being Muslims, saying: “They claim to be Muslims regardless of the description of Islam by the great prophet of Islam as the source of love and kindness”.

Dr Rouhani added: “I hope with serious resolve from the both sides, we can witness positive and extensive development in the relations between the two countries”.

Referring to trilateral transit agreement, he said: “The document that is going to be signed today by Iran, India and Afghanistan, will be the ground for development of all three countries, as well as the region”.

During the same meeting, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani said: “Kabul seeks regional cooperation with Iran, in bilateral and multilateral context”.

He added: “Today a significant step in the relations and bilateral and regional cooperation among the three countries will be taken and this transit line will significantly affect regional cooperation”.

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