Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held talks with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin as part of his official meetings.
During the meeting, the top Iranian diplomat thanked Tajikistan’s government and its president Emomali Rahmon for helping Iran become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and expressed support for the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in all fields.
Amir Abdollahian touched on religious, historical, cultural and linguistic affinities between the two countries and stressed the necessity to further expand bilateral cooperation in regional and international arenas.
Referring also to the situation in Afghanistan, he said that formation of an all-inclusive government with the presence of representatives of all ethnic groups including Tajiks, Hazaras, Pashtuns and others is the only way to restore stability, tranquility and development to the country.
The Tajik foreign minister, in his turn, congratulated Iran on its membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and described it as a new opportunity to expand ties between Tajikistan and Iran.
The top Tajik diplomat also touched on the developments in Afghanistan and stressed the need to send humanitarian aid to the Afghan people in the current situation.
Muhriddin also stressed the need for forming an inclusive government through the participation of all ethnic groups in Afghanistan.