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Iran, Russia, China FMs meet, see opportunity in post-US Afghanistan

The summit in Uzbekistan brought together regional powers who have been competing in the vacuum left by the US departure from Afghanistan.  
A Taliban security personnel take pictures of his colleague using a mobile phone at the Wazir Akbar Khan hilltop overlooking the Kabul city on April 4, 2023.

TEHRAN — Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed regional cooperation in restoring peace to Afghanistan, as he met in Uzbekistan with counterparts from China, Russia and Pakistan for the latest security situation under the Taliban.

During the four-way meeting with China's Qin Gang, Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Pakistan's Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian said that what Afghanistan needs is "regional solutions rather than Western interference," according to a report published by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

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