AISS Hosts the Second Round of “Afghanistan, India and Iran Trilateral Dialogue”

Posted on: 01-08-2017

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the second round of “Afghanistan, India and Iran Trilateral Dialogue” in Kabul, Afghanistan. The one-day meeting, held on August 01, 2017, was attended by scores of high-ranking government officials and experts from Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of India. Representatives of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) also shared their views on the expansion of relations between the three countries in political, security, economic and cultural spheres.

In this second round of dialogue four working sessions were organized under the following themes: 1) An Overall Assessment of Situation of Afghanistan & Respective Bilateral Relations, 2) Connectivity; The Arduous Journey of Chahbahar, 3) Terrorism: Common Enemy; Divergent Approaches and 4) External Stakeholders: Emerging Geopolitical Dynamics.

During the meeting a press conference was organized. It was attended by the Directors of the hosting institutions. Bilateral meetings between Afghanistan and Iran and Afghanistan and India will take place during the next few days. The delegation from the two countries of Iran and India will meet with the government officials of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in these bilateral meetings.