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Afghan and Iranian FMs Hold Phone Talks

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

In a telephone conversation, Afghan acting Foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdullahian, Foreign Minister of Iran, hold talks over the expansion of cooperation in several sectors, including trade, electricity, railway, border and water issues and the release of Afghan prisoners in Iran.

Amir Khan Muttaqi said he was pleased with the recent development in the railway project due to the close cooperation and understanding of the two countries authorities in implementing the Khaf-Herat railway initiative.

He also underlines the significance of implementing the railway project of the Khaf-Herat railway.

Meanwhile, Muttaqi pointed out the issues of water shortage and decreased rainfall in the country’s western regions. He stressed the official position of the Afghan side in the framework of the existing agreement between the two neighbouring countries.

The Iranian Foreign Minister, for his part, underlined the acceleration of cooperation between the two neighbouring countries and said that the current good relations should not be affected by hostile propaganda.

The telephonic conversation came after the recent announcement by Iran’s energy minister saying that the county is to make some crucial decisions to protect its water rights from the Helmand River in Afghanistan.

 Iranian Minister, Ali Akbar Mehrabian, stressed pursuing water rights from the Helmand River.

“Some important decisions will be made in the meeting on how to solve the water problem in the east of the country,” said Mehrabian.

The Iranian officials expressed concerns about severe water shortages among Sistan’s residents. In contrast, Afghan officials have constantly reiterated that the country is committed to the agreement of 1973 between the two sides.

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