Iran's ambassador and special representative to Afghanistan, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, said that during a meeting with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs' joint secretary J.P Singh, they emphasized the need for the establishment of a regional contact group to advance political and economic issues with the aim of establishing stability and structure in Afghanistan.
"During a constructive discussion with Indian Ministry of External Affairs' joint secretary J.P Singh, the special role of Chabahar Port in the growth of economic ties with Afghanistan and the establishment of a regional contact group in advancing political and economic issues with the aim of establishing stability and structure in this country was emphasized," Qomi said on X.
Muqdam Amin, a political analyst, said: "The shortest path to benefit Afghanistan’s political status is to get along with the regional countries."
The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) said that the provision of facilities in Chabahar port is important in increasing trade in the region, particularly with India and China.
The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, meanwhile said that the Islamic Emirate is attempting to change Afghanistan into a regional hub.
“Afghanistan is a country connected with six countries. We can use them positively and we can improve trade and transit. Afghanistan can be a hub among the countries,” he said.
This comes as a delegation of the Islamic Emirate, led by first deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, visited Iran, where they discussed bilateral political and economic issues.