137567803898The Afghanistan National Security Council signed a long term strategic cooperation agreement memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Secretariat of the National Security Council of Iran.

Afghanistan Presidential Palace Media office following a statement announced that the strategic cooperation agreement (MoU) between the two nations was signed during president Hamid Karzai’s visit to Iran on Sunday.

The strategic pact was signed by Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, National Security adviser of Afghanistan and Syed Jalili, secretary general of Iran’s National Security Council in Tehran.

Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta quoted in presidential palace statement said that the strategic pact (MoU) inked is the start of bilateral relations expansion between the two nations, while Mr. Jalili also called the pact a historic and bright step towards the relations of the two nations.

President Hamid Karzai accompanied by a delegation of high level government officials on Sunday left for Tehran to attend the oath taking ceremony of Hassan Rouhani.

According to Afghan government officials, the strategic pact (MoU) with Iran will focus on military, information and economy sectors on a long term basis.

In the meantime foreign ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai said that the strategic pact (MoU) with Iran includes cooperation on four main sectors including cooperation between the police forces of the two nations to fight terrorism and drugs smuggling, improvement of cooperation for sharing information and bilateral coordination to cooperate with the regional nations including Russian and India.