Ashraf Ghani in Tehran to strengthen ties

04:49 PM | 19 Apr, 2015
Ashraf Ghani in Tehran to strengthen ties
TEHRAN (Web Desk) - Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday arrived in Tehran to hold talks with Iranian counterpart on special invitation of Hassan Rouhani.

This is the maiden trip of Ghani to the neighboring country since came into power.

He is accompanied by Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani, finance minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, mines and petroleum minister Daud Saba and minister of refugees and repatriation Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi.

Iran is a major investor in Afghanistan's roads and bridge projects as well as in its agriculture and healthcare.

The trade ties between the two countries over the past decade have grown considerably with Iran importing fresh and dried fruits, minerals, precious stones, spices, nuts, carpets, agricultural products as well as handicrafts from Afghanistan.