Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has called for a “comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process” in order to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.
“Afghanistan’s decades-long insecurity and instability can end only through a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, involving all Afghan factions, including the Taliban, supported by neighboring, regional and international partners,” Takht-Ravanchi said.
He made the remarks while addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan.
“We support the peace talks and believe that its successful conclusion requires flexibility and patience by all sides, placing the interests of the people of Afghanistan above all other interests. As we stated to SRSG Lyons in her recent visit to Tehran, Iran continues to call for further engagement of the United Nations in the peace process and stands ready, in coordination with the United Nations, to further contribute to this process,” he added.