Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Mohsin Aminzadeh says his government and Pakistan have been able to narrow their differences over the political future of Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Aminzadeh told a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, that after two days of talks the two countries had agreed on the principles of a post-Taleban broad-based Afghan government.
The Iranian officials acknowledged that in the past Tehran and Islamabad had differences over how to achieve peace in their war-torn neighboring country.
Pakistan wanted Afghanistan's largest ethnic group Pashtuns to dominate the government in Kabul. Pakistan also has a large Pashtun population - mostly in the provinces along the Afghan border. Iran - on the other hand - supported an important role for Afghanistan's minority Shi'ite Muslims.