Afghan, Iranian defense delegations wrap up two days of talks

Two days of talks between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) defense ministry and Iran’s deputy chief of army staff Bahram Hussaini Mutlaq wrapped up in Kabul on Sunday.

The ministry of defense said talks were held between the two sides on border issues and it was agreed that coordination was needed between the two neighboring countries.

Mutlaq also met with Haji Mali Khan Seddigh, the IEA’s deputy chief of staff.

A statement noted that during the talks, the Afghan side said it sought “good relations with Iran and was committed to neighborly cooperation in different areas”.

The Iranian delegation, in turn, stressed Iran’s determination to forge good ties with Afghanistan, it added.