Iran reiterated the necessity of forming a comprehensive Afghan government and joint action to combat the Islamic State, during the second meeting held this morning, Wednesday in Tehran, of the foreign heads of the six countries neighboring Afghanistan, along with Russia, without the presence of a Taliban delegation.

Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber stressed the need to form a comprehensive Afghan government to ensure security and stability in the country, adding that his country respects the sovereignty of its neighboring countries and stands by the Afghan people.

An informant warned that "if a solution is not found as soon as possible to control and manage the economic crisis in Afghanistan, it will certainly cross Afghanistan's borders and affect its neighbors and the world."

In addition to the foreign ministers of Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, who are participating in the meeting, the foreign ministers of Russia and China participated via video technology.

Pakistan hosted the first meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighboring countries on September 8, in which the foreign ministers of Iran, China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated.

Hussein Amir Abdollahian: We support the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan (Anatolia)

foreign interference

In turn, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian renewed his country's support for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, stressing that ensuring stability and security in the Afghan territories and its borders with neighboring countries is the responsibility of the interim government in Kabul.

Abdullahian added, in a speech during the meeting, that a large part of what Afghanistan is going through is due to foreign interference.

He said that the participants in the meeting agreed that a representative of the Taliban would attend in future meetings, if representatives of all Afghan nationalities participated.

Abdullahian affirmed the readiness of neighboring countries to cooperate and consult with all Afghan parties, in order to combat "ISIS in Afghanistan," noting that these countries are in contact with the existing government in Afghanistan on the security level.

meeting in Doha

In a related context, the spokesman for the political office of the Taliban, Muhammad Naim, said that the US envoy to Afghanistan, Ian Macri, met today in Doha with the foreign minister of the Afghan caretaker government, Maulvi Amir Khan Muttaki.

Naim added that the two sides held in-depth discussions on Afghan-US relations, and issues of common interest.

On the Afghan issue as well, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani expressed his hope that Afghanistan would witness comprehensive national reconciliation.

He added, during a press conference with his Austrian counterpart Michael Leinhart in Doha, that Qatar seeks to work to unify the visions of the international community, in order to engage in a constructive dialogue with the Taliban.

The United Nations warned Monday that Afghanistan is on the brink of one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with more than half of its population, or 22.8 million people, going to suffer from acute food insecurity this winter.

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