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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 10:43

Iran's Active Role in Kabul Meetings

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is taking part in the International Kabul Conference to present Tehran's new proposals on solution to the issue of American-occupied Afghanistan.

Foreign Ministers of nearly 40 countries along with representatives from 30 other states, as well as regional and international organizations, and financial institutions are taking part in the Kabul meet. Security, economic development, and regional cooperation are the pivotal topics of discussion at the conference.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has always announced its readiness for diplomatic resolution of crises in the region, including the American occupied countries of Afghanistan and Iraq, saying there is no military solution in this regard.

Tehran has announced on a number of occasions that given the cultural and geographical features and the commonalties of Afghanistan only neighboring countries are capable of working towards a solution.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign minister, on the sidelines of the Kabul meeting, met and conferred with a number of Afghan officials and the participants in this conference.

In his meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Manouchehr Mottaki emphasized on regional cooperation for resolution of crisis in Afghanistan, and for maintenance of regional security, while underscoring that Islamic Republic of Iran, as in the past, is prepared to cooperate with the Afghan government and nation.

Further on, in his meeting with the Afghan Parliament Speaker, Younes Qanouni, he referred to the failure and futility of the US-led occupation powers in Afghanistan and the region, underscoring collective coordination among regional states for any durable solution.



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