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Afghan FM says Iran's presence in Kabul conference "important"

Source: ISNA, Tehran

Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul called Iran's presence in Kabul donors conference quite important.

Afghan FM (L) in a press conference with Iranian counterpart (R)

"Iran is a pretty important neighbor for Afghanistan and Iran's presence in the conference is significant due to regional cooperation and Afghanistan security," he said in a joint press conference with Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki on Thursday.

"A stable and peaceful Afghanistan can help regional stability and development," Afghan Foreign Minister noted.

He continued, Kabul conference is to focus on handing over security responsibility to Afghan police and government until next two to five years.

Mottaki on his part said Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan summit will be held in near future.

He also added the trilateral economic cooperation will be held in late September or early October.

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