Governor General of Iran’s South Khorasan province Mohammad Sadeq Motamadian, in a meeting with Afghanistan"s Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce Kamila Sidiqi, voiced his country’s willingness and readiness to broaden commercial and industrial relations with Kabul.
Motamadian, who was visiting Afghan capital city of Kabul, called for promoting bilateral relations and increasing trade exchanges.
He referred to his province’s potentials in the fields of trade, mines and transit and called for tapping into the capabilities.
Both officials stressed the need for boosting trade, particularly via South Khorasan.
Motamadian voiced the readiness of provincial officials and economic activists for promoting mutual trade and setting up joint companies for imports and exports of both countries.
He also called for removing obstacles in the way of bilateral relations through consultations and talks.
He also invited Sidiqi to visit Iran for talks with the Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Rahmani and other officials.
Sidiqi, for her part, welcomed his invitation and called for further development of bilateral ties.
Also on Saturday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi met with Afghanistan"s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul where the two sides hailed the friendly ties between the two countries, and vowed further expansion of cooperation.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi says the Islamic Republic will continue to support the peace process and the promotion of democracy in Afghanistan.
“Three out of the five committees working on the document of joint comprehensive cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan have concluded their work, while the two others are finalizing their own,” Araqchi said in a meeting with Afghanistan"s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on Saturday.
He expressed hope that the document will be finalized as soon as possible for the signing by the leaders of the two countries.
Araqchi further stressed the importance of boosting trade and economic cooperation between Tehran and Kabul.
In the meeting which took place in Sepidar Palace in Kabul, the two sides emphasized the historic and friendly relations between the two countries and announced the work is in progress to finalize the comprehensive cooperation document between Tehran and Kabul.
Abdullah, for his part, said Iran and Afghanistan enjoyed cordial and strong relations and added that his country supported efforts to finalize the document for joint cooperation.
Source: Farsnews - Date: (06 January 2019)