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Iran expresses support for Afghan president peace plan

Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his country's support for the peace plan proposed by the Afghanistan president.

Top diplomats from Russia, the United States and the European Union united Wednesday in support for the Afghan president's efforts to stabilize his warbattered nation, saying progress has been made but more is needed, especially in areas of security, anticorruption and the push to launch peace talks with the Taliban, the US based State newspaper said.

The statements came at a UNbacked conference in Geneva.

The Geneva meeting aims to take stock of the Afghan government's use of billions of dollars in foreign aid for education, health care, humanitarian support and needs since 2016.

Zarif said he was concerned about the drug trade across the region's borders and said the 'presence of foreign military forces has never brought stability to our region and has historically provided a recruiting ground for extremists'.

'All of us need to facilitate the interAfghan dialogue,' he said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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