Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, arrived in Kabul on Saturday to hold talks with Afghan officials on issues around bilateral cooperation and peace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.
President's Press Office said in a statement that President Ashraf Ghani met Araghchi at the Presidential Palace where they discussed government-to-government relations, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and ways to better use Chabahar Port.
In this meeting, Iran's deputy foreign minister briefed President Ghani on recent talks between Iranian and Taliban officials in Tehran and reiterated his government’s commitment to a peace process which is led and owned by Afghans.
Reports indicate that Araghchi held talks with Taliban in Tehran last week.
A senior Iranian official quoted by ISNA said on Thursday that Iran has held talks with Taliban in coordination with the Afghan government.
Taliban has confirmed their talks with Iranian officials in Tehran.
His visit comes amid increasing efforts for the peace process in Afghanistan.
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah met with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi where they discussed issues around joint cooperation, Afghan peace process, Afghanistan-Iran trade ties and the Afghan elections.
Aragchi said progresses have been made on the joint comprehensive cooperation document between Afghanistan and Iran.
He said three joint committees have completed their work and the two other committees are about to finalize their activities.