Abdullah Heads to Iran to Discuss Afghan Peace

Afghanistan: Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, left Kabul this morning for a two-day visit to discuss the Afghan peace process, Abdullah’s office confirmed on Sunday.

In today’s trip, Abdullah Abdullah will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other Iranian officials, Abdullah’s office said in a statement, adding that he will discuss  “Afghan peace in Doha and the need for regional consensus and support for peace efforts in Afghanistan.”

“Each country has its impact (on the Afghan peace process) and the continuation of the war in Afghanistan has affected the people,” said Abdullah at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Before this trip, Abdullah also visited Pakistan and India discussed the Afghan peace process.

His trip come amid ongoing peace negotiations between delegates from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban.

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