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Chinese, Iranian Diplomats Discuss Afghan Peace Process

(Last Updated On: May 14, 2019)

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araqchi, and Chinese Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun met on Monday in Tehran, the capital of Iran and discussed the Afghan peace process and security developments in the country, Iran’s Mehar news agency reported.

According to the report, the two sides looked into the latest political and security situation of Afghanistan as well as ongoing peace efforts in that country.

During the meeting, Araqchi stressed the role of regional countries to help the Afghan government to reach a sustainable peace, the report said.

In light of the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, the two sides also stressed the need to support the Afghan peace process under the direction and supervision of the government.

They also focused on the need to develop cooperation in this regard, considering the mutual interests and concerns of the two in relation to Afghanistan, the report added.

The meeting between Araghchi and Xijun was held within the framework of regular consultations between the two states on the issue of Afghanistan.

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