| GEO World|
| Afghanistan seeks Iran help in stability efforts|
| Updated at: 1523 PST, Monday, March 09, 2009|
TEHRAN: Afghanistan called on Monday on neighbouring Iran to help the United States and other world powers in stabilising the violence-wracked nation.
"We definitely want the support and cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta told on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers from the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO).
"We sincerely and honestly appreciate the participation of Iran in any international conference that helps stability in Afghanistan," he said referring to a meeting to be held on March 31 on the situation in Afghanistan.