Raisi: The Afghan Government Must Be Comprehensive
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expresses his satisfaction with the joint vision between Iran and Tajikistan towards Afghanistan.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stressed the need for the Afghan government to be comprehensive. He saw that it should reflect all nationalities and political actors present in Afghanistan, considering that the government emanating from a particular ethnicity or a certain political group cannot solve the country's problems.
At a joint press conference with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on Saturday, Raisi expressed his satisfaction with the joint vision between Iran and Tajikistan towards Afghanistan, explaining that both sides consider foreign interference to be the cause of the tragedies in the country. The Iranian president detailed that foreigners must be prevented from interfering in the affairs of Afghanistan because they have not and will not achieve security and stability for the country.
Raisi: The two nations share a common culture and language.
Both presidents expressed hope and announced that they will move toward "opening a new chapter in terms of closer ties and cooperation between the two countries on economic, cultural, and political fronts" since both nations share a "common culture and language."
Raisi stated that there is good potential to enhance mutual relations and cooperation between the two countries.
“Iranian and Tajik officials should, through regular meetings and talks, establish lasting and all-out relations between the two Persian-language countries which will set a good example at the regional level,” the Iranian President remarked.
Rahmon: Friendship and affection exist between the people and governments of both countries
For his part, Tajik President Rahmon expressed his gratitude to President Raisi for accepting "his invitation to attend the 21st summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe and for visiting Tajikistan during his first overseas trip as president."
The Tajik President mentioned the history of Tehran-Dushanbe cooperation, as well as the joint ventures are undertaken by Iranian experts in Tajikistan. He added that between the people and governments of both countries, friendship and affection will help lay the groundwork for the promotion of bilateral cooperation and relations.