- Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says fraternal relations between the 2 nations had deepened following his go to to the nation.
- Qureshi says Iranian president had acknowledged that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran had improved.
- Qureshi says Pakistan has signed MoU with Iran to open commerce centres in border areas.
TEHRAN: After concluding his go to to Iran, Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned on Thursday that relations between Pakistan and Iran have taken a course of positivity and cooperation.
In a video assertion, the international minister mentioned fraternal relations between the 2 nations had deepened following his go to to the nation.
Qureshi mentioned the Iranian president had acknowledged that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran had improved remarkably during the last two-and-a-half years.
He mentioned his conferences with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Overseas Minister Jawad Zarif and the speaker of the Iranian Parliament targeted on strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing people-to-people contacts.
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“It was agreed that, like Pakistan, the parliament of Iran should also play a role in countering the growing trend of Islamophobia in the West,” mentioned Qureshi.
On the scenario in Afghanistan, he mentioned Tehran and Islamabad had better consensus on the problem for efforts in direction of peace and stability.
Qureshi mentioned that the Iranian facet had additionally up to date him relating to the Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA) talks with the US.
He mentioned the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Pakistan and Iran would open commerce centres in border areas.
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“Today a new crossing point in Mand and Pishin had been opened which would not only benefit the locals but also strengthen bilateral trade,” mentioned Qureshi. He added that he was returning to Tehran “very satisfied”.
The international minister had reached the Iranian capital of Tehran on Tuesday for a three-day official go to.
Based on an announcement issued by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, the international ministry led delegation-level talks.
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The 2 sides mentioned the regional safety scenario, together with the most recent developments within the Afghan peace course of and the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. In addition they deliberated on strengthening regional cooperation below the umbrella of the Financial Cooperation Organisation.
FM Qureshi’s go to to Iran was a part of common high-level exchanges between the 2 nations.