October 22nd, 2007 09:04 EST
Anti-Iran propaganda cannot have impact on Tehran-Kabul friendly ties
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that his government has always resisted against all propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Afghan president made the remark in a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on the sidelines of the 17th annual meeting of the Council of Ministers (COM) of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Propaganda campaign launched by the enemies should not leave any impact in friendly ties between Iran and Afghanistan, Karzai said.
Referring to the strategies employed by the Afghan government in consolidating all-out ties with Iran, he said all Afghan officials underline the importance of friendly ties, sincerity and expansion of ties with Iran.
Continued friendly ties between Iran and Afghanistan is very vital for both countries, he said, adding that the two sides should endeavor to lift any obstacles on this way, if any, he underlined.
On current developments in Afghanistan, he said Afghanistan is now facing insecurity.
Given cultural commonalties between Iran and Afghanistan, the two countries should live in peace for ever as two members of a family, he underlined.
The Iranian foreign minister, for his part, called the two sides' relations as very friendly and progressive and said the two sides should strive to remove existing barriers and reach a satisfactory level of trade exchange between the two countries.
Iran expects the two sides to enjoy a cordial and balanced ties with the support of both sides' leaders, he said.
Mottaki said that the rational stands of the Afghan president demonstrated determination of the Afghan nation.
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