Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, visiting Islamabad, said that any development in Afghanistan has a direct impact on the situations in Iran and Pakistan.
During a press conference in Islamabad following the signing of a five-year economic and strategic pact between Iran and Pakistan, the foreign ministers of both nations said that the issue of Afghanistan is one of their top priorities.
"Any development in Afghanistan affects the neighbors, particularly the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan," said Abdollahian.
Speaking at the conference, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized the need for positive interaction with Afghanistan and the need for peace and stability in that country.
The two officials of the neighboring countries said they will support the people of Afghanistan in any situation.
“Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran agreed to continue their active engagement with view of advancing peace and stability in Afghanistan and to promote the well-being and prosperity of our Afghan brothers and sisters,” Zardari said.
The foreign ministers of Iran and Pakistan highlighted the need for bilateral, multilateral, and international cooperation to address the present issues in Afghanistan.
"If we want to find a basic solution in Afghanistan, then the level of understanding should be drawn in the shape of a triangle, that is, on one side the people of Afghanistan, on the other, the countries of the region, and on the third side, which is very important, the countries beyond the region," said Shaker Hayat, a political analyst.
“The common demand of the world's nations, Iran, and Pakistan from the Taliban is one thing, and that is to change the political situation in Afghanistan and to adhere to the world's terms, as well as the United Nations Charter, the Declaration of Human Rights, and international conventions,” said Wais Naseri, another political analyst.
Pakistan and Iran are among other nations that have consistently voiced their concerns about the existence of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate's return to power almost two years ago.
They urged the current Afghan government to consider calls for the establishment of an inclusive government.