Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have highlighted the need for cooperation to counter terrorism, Press Tv reported with reference to IRNA.
In a Monday night telephone conversation with Karzai, the Iranian chief executive offered sympathies on behalf of the Iranian nation to the Afghan leader over the recent assassination of Karzai's brother and stressed the need for fighting terrorism.
Last week, Karzai's younger brother
Ahmad Wali Karzai was shot dead at his home in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday.
President Ahmadinejad also pointed out that enemies of the Afghan nation seek to undermine Afghanistan, and joint regional efforts need to be made in order to tackle the threats of terrorism.
For his part, the Afghan president thanked the Islamic Republic for its support for Afghanistan and expressed hope for the establishment of peace and sustainable security in Iran's eastern neighbor.