TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Heading a military delegation, Afghanistan’s Defense Minister General Tariq Shah Bahrami is in Iran for talks on defense cooperation and international issues.

The Afghan minister arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

He is scheduled to meet senior Iranian military and political officials for talks about the development of Tehran-Kabul defense ties, regional cooperation and international issues.

In June 2017, Iran and Afghanistan held the first round of talks on a comprehensive strategic partnership document as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations in various areas, including security, defense, economy, culture, and education.

In February this year, the defense ministers of Iran and Afghanistan called for efforts to enhance bilateral and regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism given the relocation of terrorist groups from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.