Iran participates in Afghanistan’s Int’l Peace Conference in Moscow
Iran has participated in the Second International Peace Conference of Afghanistan, underway in Moscow.
Addressing the opening session International Afghanistan Peace Conference, which was held with the participation of Russia and several other countries on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the conference aims to solve Afghan problem within framework of the national reconciliation process.
Lavrov said regional actors and the friendly countries of Afghanistan participating in the conference are hoped to thoroughly help initiate political talks among Afghan groups.
He said there are obstacles and inconveniences on the way and the participating politicians are holped to act on the basis of the interests of the Afghan nation not their own interests.
Lavrov added that Afghanistan is one of the goals of the terrorists, in the sense that the terrorist groups, in the first instance, are attempting to condone with ISIL formation with foreign support to turn Afghanistan into a base for an attack on Central Asia.
He added that no doubt all participants in the conference would accept the approach.
He stated that Russia will support an integrated Afghanistan in which everyone lives in peace and reconciliation.
Iran, Russia, Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have been invited to the conference.
The US has also sent a representative as observer.
A delegation from the High Peace Council of Afghanistan has come to the conference and there is no representative from the Afghan government.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA