Turkey Set to Host 3-Way Talks on Afghan Peace Push

KABUL, 21 June 2021, (TON): Top diplomats from Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran are set to meet in the Turkish city of Antalya on Sunday.

The three-way foreign ministerial meeting in the city on the Mediterranean coast is part of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

In Ankara, a statement from the foreign ministry said “the ministers would discuss recent developments in the Afghan peace process.”

The statement added “Cooperation in the fields of security, energy, connectivity and irregular migration will (also) be discussed”.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has already arrived in Turkey to take part in the forum.

Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar praised Iran for sending humanitarian and medical aid, including oxygen, to Afghanistan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

At a meeting, Atmar briefed his Iranian counterpart on the latest security situation in Afghanistan.

He said his country was willing to cooperate with Iran, especially on the security situation in border areas and holding the Iran-Afghanistan Economic Commission as soon as possible.

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