Iran, Afghanistan Ink Border Agreement

A0123191.jpgIranian and Afghan foreign ministers here on Wednesday endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reorganize and modernize the signs and documents of the two countries’ shared borders. According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau, the measure was adopted in line with the consolidation of friendly ties, mutual respect for each country’s sovereignty and good neighborly relations and in order to put into effect paragraph 4 of the announcement of Iran-Afghanistan good neighborly relations released in February 2005.

The urgency of the MoU was due to the fact that it is now 100 years that the two countries determined and limited their borders and a considerable number of the border signs have been worn out.

The two sides also decided that all the border signs and related documents be revised within a period of two years and that they be renewed and repaired through use of new technologies.

According to the MoU, a joint commission of the representatives of both countries will fulfill the executive operations through two legal and technical committees and will supervise the process.

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