News ID: 109217
Publish Date : 20 November 2022 - 21:47

Envoy Proposes Joint Fight Against Terror With Afghanistan

TEHRAN – The Iranian special envoy for Afghanistan has proposed the formation of a joint commission with Afghanistan for countering terrorism.
In comments after attending the Moscow format meeting on Afghanistan, Iran’s special envoy Hassan Kazemi Qomi said it is necessary for Iran and Afghanistan to set up a joint security and information exchange committee in order to counter terrorist threats.
He also urged that the neighbors of Afghanistan should provide assistance to Afghanistan within the framework of a coordination or security committee.
Afghanistan’s neighbors can cooperate with Kabul by training the security forces, exchanging information, and providing equipment, he added.
Terrorism is not confined to boundaries so instability and lack of security in Afghanistan will affect its neighbors and the entire region, Kazemi Qomi warned, noting that the stability of Afghanistan directly depends on the formation of an inclusive and popular government in that country.
The Iranian envoy went on to say that the initiatives developed during the Moscow format meeting do not mean interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, but could help improve the conditions in that country.
The Moscow format for consultations on Afghanistan, which was held in the Russian capital on November 16, called for respect for all Afghan ethnic groups and minorities in a bid to create national reconciliation in the war-torn country.
Following the meeting, Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan resolutely demanded that Washington completely unfreeze the Afghan assets.