Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, called on ECO members to support economic improvement and reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Speaking at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Raisi said Iran is ready to facilitate transit for any kind of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
He also stressed the need for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
“I want to refer to Afghanistan, which is an important country in the neighborhood of the Islamic Republic of Iran and also a main member of ECO,” Raisi said. “We are still waiting for [the formation of] an inclusive, responsible, and responsive government with effective existence of all ethnic groups in Afghanistan. Of course, as we announced before, the ECO organization has to attend to a supportive program for Afghanistan to help the noble people of the country and to help with the reconstruction and economic development of that country.”
Meanwhile, speaking at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Pakistan's caretaker prime minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar highlighted the significance of Afghanistan for regional connectivity and the execution of regional projects like CASA-1000, the Trans-Afghan Railway and TAPI.
“We are all aware of the fact that Afghanistan plays a critical role in regional connectivity. Connectivity projects such as CASA-100, Trans-Afghan railways, TAPI and others,” he said.
The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, also stressed the importance of stability in security in Afghanistan.
He also said that Ankara had sent a shipment of 510 tons of food, health and clothing materials to Afghanistan on Tuesday.