Iran sees Afghanistan’s security as its own, and believes that security and stability are collective phenomena that require reciprocal cooperation, the former’s ambassador said on Thursday.
‘We believe that terrorism is a regional and extra-regional threat, so defeating it requires joint fight and cooperation,’ said Mohammad Reza Bahrami, Iran’s ambassador to Kabul, in a ceremony on the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Referring to Takfiri terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and illegal immigration as shared challenges of the region, he said that the keys to resolving the challenges is cooperation among the countries of the region.
Security is a must for every country in the region, but it is not achieved unless as the result of cooperation and synergy among them.
The envoy said that Iran-Afghanistan relations are based on mutual respect to each other’s national sovereignty and focusing on common interests of the two nations.
‘Extremism and terrorism will not remain limited to borders, but they will spread to the entire region and beyond it,’ he said, adding that the experiences in the past have proved that ignoring the threats will lead to big losses.