Iran ambassador to Pakistan farewell call on Army Chief amid pledge to strengthen bilateral relations.
Iran ambassador to Pakistan
Outgoing Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost on Tuesday met Army Chief at GHQ.
According to ISPR statement, Pakistan Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked Ambassador for his services in Pakistan.
Furthermore, he acknowledged Mehdi Honardoost’s contributions towards improving Iran-Pakistan relations.
Moreover, Iranian ambassaor also appreciated COAS for contributions of Pakistan Army towards regional peace and stability.
He also lauded Pak Army efforts in making Iran-Pakistan border of peace.
Diplomat Mehdi Honardoost
Mehdi Honardoost had becom ambassador to Pakistan in 2016.
Currently, he was holding farewell meetings with Pakistani officials on the completion of his tenure.
Pak Iran military relations
Notbly, Pakistan Iran military ties also strengthened during his tenure as ambassador.
Particularly exchange of visit showed improved ties as Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri visited Pakistan while Pakistan Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also visited Iran.
Pakistan Ambassador to Iran
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Ambassador Riffat Masood also paid a farewell call on Iran FM Javad Zarif at the end of her tenure in Iran.
According to Media Department of the Iranian foreign ministry, they held ceremony to bid farewell to her.
Ambassador Riffat Masood meets
However, ambassador Riffat also talked to Iranian official news agency on the occasion.
Particularly, she vowed that Pakistan would continue to work with Iran to bring an end to terrorism that affects our region.
Pakistan disagrees with US on Iran deal
While commenting on US unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, she considered it very unfortunate that the United States pulled out of the JCPOA.
The envoy also lamented the re-imposition of cruel sanctions on Iran.
Pakistan supports Iran N deal
She referred that Pakistan was the first country to welcome the Iran nuclear deal/ JCPOA.
Because we believe that negotiations remain the only way to resolve any issue. Hence, we thought it very good step.
Furthermore, she noted it the international community’s big step especially the European Union and the United States. Because they were reaching out to Iran to lessen the burden of sanctions and signed the JCPOA.
Riffat Masood reiterated Pakistan’s continued supports to the JCPOA.
Pakistan wants end to sanctions on Iran
Moreover, she said that Pakistan support any moves of any country around the world and the United Nations to resolve this issue.
She said Pakistan welcomes end to the sanctions against Iran as quickly as possible.