Karzai underlines importance of consultations with Iran
07 September, 2012
KABUL: President Hamid Karzai in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stressed the importance of consultations and talks with Tehran on bilateral relations and different regional developments.
Karzai said that exchange of delegations and consultations on bilateral and regional subjects are of importance.
He conveyed his greetings to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling the 16th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran as an "important" event. Akbar, on his part,, called for removal of minor impediments on the way of expansion of Iran-Afghanistan relations.
Salehi thanked Karzai for his presence at the head of a high-ranking delegation in the NAM summit, and conveyed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's warm greetings to his Afghan counterpart.
He said continued exchange of delegations by Iran and Afghanistan will give an impetus to development of bilateral relations.
Iran is one of the most important donors to Afghanistan, which has kept its promises to help to the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.
Iran has built several roads, power transmission lines, border stations and many other infrastructure projects to better link the two nations.