President Karzai, Ahmadinejad discuss regional issues by phone

Iran Materials 2 June 2006 14:51 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed condolence on the demise of Ahmadinejad's father.

The two presidents exchanged views on the latest regional developments as well as expansion of bilateral relations, reports Trend.

Karzai briefed Ahmadinejad on the latest developments in the region, particularly the recent incidents in Afghanistan.

The Afghan president said that his recent visit to Tehran was fruitful and hoped that friendly ties between the two countries would further grow.

For his part, Ahmadinejad regretted over the recent incidents in Afghanistan and said, "The ill-wishers of regional nations are dissatisfied with the growing trend of favorable relations between neighboring countries, in particular those of Iran and Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, they are against promoting peace and stability in the region."

Turning to President Karzai's recent tour to Iran, Ahmadinejad assessed the achievements of the visit on further expansion of mutual ties as very effective.