Araghchi: Iran Cares about the Problems of Afghanistan

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Written By Mahmoud Sarvari

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi says his country views Afghanistan’s problems as its own issues and the government of Islamic Republic will do its best to help Afghanistan to solve difficulties in different fields.

“The close relations between Iran and Afghanistan in recent 30 years show the great collaboration between two nations. We believe the peace and stability in Afghanistan is same as peace in our country and they have direct affects on each other. Every transition in Afghanistan is very important for the Islamic Republic government.” Seyed Abbas Araghchi said during a meeting with Afghan traders and businessmen in Tehran.

“We have common interests with Afghan people and we will stay with them in every condition. Iran has currently concentrated on rebuilding Afghanistan and expanding the power of Afghanistan’s economy.” Araghchi added and censured the military presence of U.S. and NATO troops in the country.

He also announced the opening of Iran’s consulate in Zaranj city. “Although we need to open more consulate offices in different cities of Aghanistan, but according to the latest agreements with Afghan government, Islamic Republic is going to officially open consulate in Zaranj city of Nimruz province.”

Zaranj or Zarang is a city in southwestern Afghanistan, near the border with Iran. Zaranj is the capital of Nimruz which is by many measures the most isolated province in Afghanistan, at the remotest southwest corner of the country. The Zaranj-Delaram road connects the central cities of Afghanistan to Iran’s Chahbahar port which is important for Afghan traders.