Iran ready for help on Afghan peace process

Iran ready for help on Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said that his country was ready to cooperate with Pakistan on peace process in Afghanistan.


The visiting dignitary told a press conference on the conclusion of his two-day tour that Tehran fully agreed to a proposal by Islamabad for holding trilateral talks among Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan on the peace dialogue. “Peace and stability is vital for Afghanistan. We are ready to do whatever we can to help achieve peace and security there,” he said.


President Rouhani said that he and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had specifically discussed the Afghan issue during Friday talks.


To a question about tensions with Saudi Arabia, President Rouhani said his country doesn’t want continuation of tensions with Riyadh.


“Iran is a peace loving country. Any problem among the Muslim world should be amicably resolved as we all require peace, progress and prosperity,” he said, and added that several Muslim countries, including Pakistan, have offered to resolve the issue. Rouhani also urged Muslim world to play its role to resolve the Syrian issue through peace. On Syrian ceasefire, He expressed the hope that it will hold the ground, paving way for restoration of peace between the government and opposition.