Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, held a meeting in Tehran with Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Asif Ali Khan Durrani, to engage in discussions about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
Amir-Abdollahian underscored during the meeting that Iran and Pakistan hold influential positions in shaping regional dynamics, particularly in Afghanistan.
He conveyed his hopeful outlook that their sustained consultations would catalyze fostering increased peace and stability in the broader region, with a particular focus on Afghanistan.
He additionally stressed the importance of backing regional initiatives involving neighbouring countries to facilitate the resolution of Afghanistan’s issues.
In response, Durrani expressed his satisfaction with the dialogue and the opportunity to exchange views. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to collaborate with Iran to facilitate peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Durrani’s visit to Iran was his first official trip since assuming the role of Pakistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan affairs.
This visit occurred amidst escalating tensions between the Taliban administration and the Pakistani government, primarily stemming from recent skirmishes at the Torkham border crossing. Consequently, the border gate has remained closed for nearly one week now.