Pakistan, Iran agree to make joint efforts for peace in region, including Afghanistan

News Desk

The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan and Iran can benefit from regional and other important forums for promotion of cooperation in bilateral trade, investment, security and other areas of mutual interest.

According to media reports, the Foreign Minister has stated this during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Islamabad on Wednesday.

During the meeting, both the Foreign Minister expressed concern over the tendency of rising Islamophobia in some European countries and made it clear that blasphemous attitude in the garb of freedom of expression is not acceptable at all. They exchanged views on bilateral relations, promotion of bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, and the Covid19 pandemic.

Better border management, promotion of mutual contacts, and provision of better facilities to the Zaireen were also discussed during the meeting.

Both side have agreed to make joint efforts for peace and stability in the region, including Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed grief and sorrow over deaths due to the novel coronavirus pandemic in Iran and appreciated the Iranian government’s efforts to control spread of the pandemic.

“Durable peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace and stability in the region. The Afghan leadership has a unique opportunity in the form of intra-Afghan dialogue and they should not let this opportunity go,” he added.

The Foreign Minister also apprised his Iranian counterpart of India’s atrocities and gross human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.