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First Trilateral Meeting between Afghanistan, Iran and United Kingdom
Office of the Spokesman

05/08/2005

Kabul - The first trilateral meeting between senior representatives of the Governments of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Kingdom was held today in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Representatives of the three countries exchanged views on the counter-narcotics situation and agreed further to improve coordination and information sharing to enhance counter-narcotics operations in Afghanistan and Iran. The representatives have also agreed to strengthen their cooperation to limit the production, trafficking and the demand of dangerous drugs and precursors.

The delegations welcomed the efforts by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the field of counter-narcotics and discussed further support to develop the capacities of relevant institutions.

The three sides welcomed the increased commitment to practical cooperation on counter-narcotics, trade and other key issues. New ideas were proposed for putting the commitments into practice.

The delegations also noted the importance of close cooperation between the three countries to promote regional economic activity.

The three sides agreed on the continuation of the trilateral discussion.

H.E Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr.Haidar Reza headed the delegation of Afghanistan and chaired the trilateral meeting. The General Director of West Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Agha-Razi headed the Iranian delegation. The Director of South Asia and Afghanistan of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. Tom Phillips headed the delegation of the United Kingdom.

 

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