Afghan President congratulates Rouhani

Kabul, May 21, IRNA – Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ashraf Ghani, on behalf of Afghan people and government, in a message, congratulated the people and government of Iran on Rouhani’s re-election.

He also congratulated the event on a phone call to the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan Muhammad-Reza Bahrami.

On the phone call, he hoped that the ties between the two countries, as two close neighbors, develop on the basis of mutual respect and good-neighborliness more than ever.

Hassan Rouhani was elected as the president of Iran for the second term on May 19 winning about 23 million votes (57%). The turnout was more than 40 million (70%).