Iran, Afghanistan to boost security coop. against terrorism

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – Iran and Afghanistan discussed ways to boost security cooperation against terrorism on the sidelines of the 7th international security conference held in Chechnya's capital Grozny.

Reza Seifollahi, Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, met with Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, on the sidelines of the seventh international conference of high representative supervising security matters in Chechnya's capital Grozny.

Improving security relations between Iran and Afghanistan was the key topic of discussion between the two officials.

According to the media diplomacy department of Iran's embassy in Russia, the two sides deemed the developing bilateral ties favorable, highlighting the need for further security cooperation in fighting terrorists and other destabilizing elements in the region.

The Afghan official commended Iran’s supports in welcoming Afghan refugees in the last decades, expressing hope for the continuation of supports and the two countries’ cooperation in political, economic and security areas.

Seifollahi, for his part, welcomed the expansion of all-out ties with Afghanistan, underscoring the need for making plans to determine new areas for cooperation between the two countries.

According to the press service of Russia's Security Council, the two-day conference focuses on “counteraction to extremism and terrorism, on the ways of supporting regional and international security in the wake of current migration processes, and a buildup of a system of international informational security.”

Secretaries of national security councils, ministers, aides to presidents and prime ministers supervising regional and international security, and heads of intelligence services from more than 60 countries are participating in this year's conference. 




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