Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Iran’s Ambassador to Kabul Hassan Kazemi Qomi on Saturday to discuss the economic and political situation of the country. Both sides emphasized the importance of strengthening economic ties and mutual relations between Afghanistan and Iran.
According to a statement released by the Afghan foreign ministry, Minister Muttaqi also expressed his gratitude to the Iranian Ambassador for returning Afghan prisoners. He added that they believe the remaining Afghan detainees in Iran’s prisons will also be transferred to Afghanistan in a timely manner.
Hafiz Zia Ahmad Takal, a spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a tweet that Qomi mentioned Tehran’s commitment to further strengthening ties with Afghanistan. The Iranian Ambassador also assured that Iran is ready to import Afghan products and fruits at a reasonable price and to cooperate widely with Afghan farmers in the agriculture sector.
After the Taliban took over the Afghan Embassy in Tehran on February 26, several senior members of the group traveled to Iran and discussed various issues, including the challenges of Afghan migrants, the issue of Afghan prisoners, and the expansion of trade relations between the two countries.