Iran’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Reza Bahrami said the Iranian government has shared information with Kabul on Daesh’s infiltration into Afghanistan.
He made the remarks at a research briefing on “the perception of Afghanistan’s elites from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies in Kabul on Thursday.
Bahrami did not elaborate on how the group infiltrated Afghanistan but said an increase in Daesh activities in Afghanistan is a common concern for the two countries.
“One part of confidential information by security services about details of the transfer of some members of Daesh from other areas into Afghanistan were given to security systems of Afghanistan,” Bahrami said.
TOLOnews was unable to get comment from the Afghan government on Bahrami’s remarks.
The research meanwhile looked into the perceptions of Iran’s policies involving economic, political and religious dimensions in Afghanistan.
“On economic policies, 59 percent of elites have said they are satisfied with Iran’s economic policies and 41 percent are not happy. On the religious front, it seems that it is an arena which has the highest level of satisfaction from Iran’s policies in Afghanistan,” said Sardar Mohammad Rahimi, researcher at Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies.
An Iranian researcher meanwhile questioned the methodology stating the study had not been carried out in all parts of the country.
“Did you have statistics on the number of Afghanistan’s elites? Why have only a few provinces been considered? Why have other provinces not been covered?” asked Ali Asghar Daudi an Iranian lecturer in Kabul.
Other participants at the event said such research and ceremonies will improve government-to-government relations between Iran and Afghanistan.