Iran, Afghanistan call for all-out economic cooperation

09:26, November 16, 2010      

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Iran and Afghanistan called for all- out economic cooperation on Monday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The foreign ministers of both countries made the remarks at a meeting of the Iran and Afghanistan Joint Economic Cooperation Commission.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki called for expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan in line with the current satisfactory political ties, said IRNA.

Such meeting demonstrates commonalities between the two great nations which have its roots in the will of their high ranking officials, mainly the presidents of Iran and Afghanistan, said Mottaki.

He expressed hope to witness deeply-rooted stability and tranquillity in Afghanistan.

Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rasoul, for his part, called for expansion of all-out cooperation between the two countries and termed the current level of bilateral ties as "excellent."

Earlier in the day, at a joint press conference with Rasoul, Mottaki said that the presence of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan has caused insecurity in Afghanistan rather than bringing peace and stability to the country, while Rasoul said military strategy does not suffice for restoration of peace and security to Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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