Ahmadinejad, Karzai Stress Boosting of Bilateral Cooperation

A0123191.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with his Afghan counterpart Hamed Karzai in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 61st UN General Assembly.

During the meeting, Ahmadinejad noted the abundant cooperation potentials existing between the two countries and stressed the need for following up on and full implementation of the agreements already concluded by the two sides.

He further voiced Iran’s full preparedness to transfer experiences and full cooperation with Afghanistan in a bid to promote regional security and accelerate prosperity and welfare of the Afghan people.

The Iranian President also reiterated the need for the follow up on the tripartite agreements between Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan as three Persian language speaking countries, adding, “Improvement and expansion of transportation networks, railway in particular, provide a strong incentive for both countries to clinch more contacts between active participants in the economic sectors of the three countries.”

For his part, Afghan President Hamed Karzai underscored the importance his country attaches to promotion of ties with Tehran in all fields.

He described the trend of implementation of agreements already signed between the two countries as “positive” and “timely.”

Renewing his invitation to Ahmadinejad to visit Kabul, he said Afghanistan is ready to hold another session of the Tehran-Kabul Joint Commission to follow up on previous agreements and conclude new ones.

Karzai also praised Iran’s role in establishing peace and stability in the region, and continued, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always played an effective role in the establishment of peace and stability in the region.”

To conclude his words, the Afghan President described as important Ahmadinejad’s speech at the 61st annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York, and said it reflected the views of independent world countries.

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