Iran is holding a one-day ministerial summit next week to address the situation in Afghanistan

The Iranian government announced on Monday that it would hold a conference in the capital Tehran next week to deal with the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power in mid-August.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Jatibzadé said the meeting would be attended by “foreign ministers from neighboring countries” and stressed that it would be “a one-day summit”.

Iran is holding a one-day ministerial summit next week to address the situation in Afghanistan
Iran is holding a one-day ministerial summit next week to address the situation in Afghanistan

“The summit agenda is a continuation of the discussions previously held online to help build an inclusive government and build peace and security in Afghanistan,” he said.

He stressed “that it is important to ensure peace, security and stability in Afghanistan” and, according to the Iranian news agency Mehr, pointed out that the Taliban bear the main responsibility in this regard.

“We will do our best to prevent Afghanistan from falling into a vicious circle of violence and terror by using all diplomatic tools and channels with all groups, including the Taliban,” he said. “I think the most important thing for the future is that Afghanistan is free from violence and extremism,” he added.

The Taliban, who took power in mid-August after the invasion of Kabul shortly after the then President Ashraf Ghani fled in mid-August, have already announced their formation of a government, which was shaped by the shortage of women and representatives of other political groups in Afghanistan.

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