TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The foreign ministers of Iran and Tajikistan weighed plans for closer cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe and the ways to settle the crisis in neighboring Afghanistan.
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Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amirabdollahian, who is accompanying the Iranian president in a visit to Tajikistan for the 21st Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, held a meeting with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Dushanbe on Friday evening.
Highlighting the religious, historic, and cultural commonalities between Iran and Tajikistan, Amirabdollahian called for the promotion of cooperation between the two nations at the regional and international arenas.
He also expressed gratitude to Tajikistan for facilitating Iran's membership in the SCO.
On the situation in Afghanistan, the top Iranian diplomat described the formation of an inclusive government, involving the representatives of all Afghan ethnic groups, as the only way for the restoration of stability, calm and development to Afghanistan.
For his part, Muhriddin congratulated Iran on its accession to the SCO, hailing it as a new opportunity for the promotion of cooperation between the two countries.
The Tajik foreign minister also stressed the need to deliver humanitarian aids to the people of Afghanistan, calling for the formation of a broad-based Afghan government with the participation of all ethnicities.