Karzai Praises Iran’s Assistance to Afghanistan

A03550031.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is in Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum, has said Iran has been supporting his country since the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001.

In an interview with the Washington Post published on Saturday, he said, “We have had a particularly good relationship with Iran in the past six years. It’s a relationship that I hope will continue. We have opened our doors to them.

“They have been helping us in Afghanistan. The United States very wisely understood that it is our neighbor and encouraged that relationship.”

Karzai added the United States supports good relationship between Iran and Afghanistan as two neighbors.

He said, “The United States has been very understanding and supportive that Afghanistan should have a relationship with Iran.”

US officials have conceded that Iran has been very helpful in assisting Afghanistan establish security.

Iran has been a great contributor to Afghan reconstruction efforts and has hosted millions of Afghan refugees since the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.

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