Zarif and President Ghani met on the side-lines of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process.
During the meeting in the Turkish capital, both sides discussed current political developments in Afghanistan.
The conference held in Istanbul is themed "Peace, Partnership, Prosperity" and is aimed at bolstering regional cooperation as well as dialogue towards Afghanistan.
The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process discussed peace, regional participation, and cooperation for the future of Afghanistan.
The first round of Heart of Asia-Istanbul conference was held with the attendance of Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the UAE in Istanbul in 2011.
In a relevant development in late September, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a meeting with Iran’s special Envoy to Afghanistan Ebrahim Taherian, highlighted Tehran’s key role in restoring peace and stability in the war-torn country.
During the meeting with Taherian, Karzai reviewed issues related to the peace process in Afghanistan, as well as bilateral ties between Iran and Afghanistan and also regional developments.
He pointed to the friendly and historical bonds between the two neighboring countries and placed special emphasis on the key and vital role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Iran has always supported peaceful solutions for settling political problems in Afghanistan.