Pakistan-Iran must further strengthen bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit: PM

News Desk

Pakistan and Iran enjoy close and cordial relation, the Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, adding that the two brotherly nations must further strengthen bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister has made these remarks while talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Imran Khan also emphasized the need for enhanced bilateral cooperation with special emphasis on bilateral trade and economic relations. He underscored the need to work closely for promoting peace, security and development in the region.

The Premier also highlighted Pakistan’s efforts towards facilitating peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict.

“Pakistan’s support for Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and hoped that this historic opportunity would be seized by all Afghan parties to secure a political settlement,” he said, adding that peace in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the entire region as it would create new opportunities for trade and economic cooperation as well as regional connectivity.

The Prime Minister also reaffirmed Iran’s steadfast support for the Kashmir cause.