07 August 2017

News Story: Security, Mutual Relations Top Ghani, Rouhani Meeting

By Massoud Ansar

President Ashraf Ghani met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of his official visit to Tehran on Saturday afternoon where they discussed issues of mutual interest, security in particular.

The Presidential Palace said that boosting Kabul/Tehran ties, security and development were core parts of Ghani and Rouhani’s meeting in Tehran.

Ghani left Kabul on Saturday morning to attend Rouhani’s oath-taking ceremony.

“The president’s trip to Iran is for one day and is aimed at attending the Iranian president’s oath ceremony and meetings on mutual interest issues,” Ghani’s deputy spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal said.

A number of Afghan MPs have said the tensions between Iran and Afghanistan have increased following the establishment of the National Unity Government in 2014.

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