Zarif, Ashraf Ghani meet in Istanbul

TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process in Istanbul on Monday.

As reported, the two sides conferred on mutual ties as well as political affairs in Afghanistan, in particular peace talks among Afghan groups under the Afghan government.

Earlier on Monday, Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Cavusoglu held a meeting in Istanbul Monday noon to discuss a wide range of mutual and international issues.

Accompanied by high-ranking delegations, the top diplomats conferred on a host of topics, including bilateral ties and regional issues, especially the developments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process which was held today under the theme of “Peace, Partnership, Prosperity”.

The top diplomats of 14 regional countries have been invited to the event.

The process aims to promote regional security, economic and political cooperation centered on Afghanistan through dialogue and confidence-building measures.

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