The presidents of Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Tajikistan met in Tehran and stressed the need of establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

“Our common position on Afghanistan is that an inclusive government must be formed that represents all parties, groups, and ethnic groups,” incumbent Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated at the conference, according to the Tasnim news agency.

He continued by stating that the security of Afghanistan is particularly important to Iran and Tajikistan, and that the presence of terrorists in Afghanistan is a matter of concern.

President Raisi stated in a statement that the United States’ 20-year presence in Afghanistan has brought nothing except conflict, bloodshed, and destruction.

Tehran and Dushanbe, he remarked, have a common vision to countering terrorism, drugs, and organized crimes.

Furthermore, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon described the current circumstance in the region and around the world as sensitive, emphasizing the importance of Tajik-Iranian security cooperation.

Iran and Tajikistan are both concerned about the current situation in Afghanistan, he noted.

 President Rahmon further added that the two countries share the aim of establishing a comprehensive and inclusive administration in Afghanistan that includes members from all ethnic, social, and political groups.

“We believe that ensuring the rights and freedoms of all Afghans is a key factor in maintaining long-term peace and stability in the country,” he continued.

One of the requirements for countries in the area and throughout the world to recognize the Taliban rule is the formation of a comprehensive government.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).