Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has underscored the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan as one of the requisites for restoration of peace and stability across the country.
Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a webinar hosted by his New Zealand counterpart, Nanaia Mahuta, on Monday during which the two diplomats discussed the latest developments about Afghanistan, among other issues.
The Iranian foreign minister said the formation of an “inclusive government with the strong participation of all ethnic groups” in Afghanistan was one of the necessary foundations for the establishment of peace and stability in the country.
Pointing to measures taken by Iran to provide services for more than 4.5 million Afghan refugees in the country, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need for support from the international community and the assistance of friendly countries, including New Zealand, in this regard.
Mahuta, for her part, lauded the Islamic Republic’s humanitarian approach in accommodating millions of Afghan refugees and highlighted her country’s policy to support the establishment of peace in Afghanistan and help its refugees.
The top New Zealand diplomat also referred to Iran’s high standing and underlined the need for development of joint cooperation as much as possible.