Pakistan ready to use its friendly ties to help reduce tension among OIC countries as Prime Minister Imran Khan called for resolving the issues within the framework of international law.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed these views in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who called on him at Prime Minister’s House yesterday.
Imran Khan said he was upbeat with excellent bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran, according to PM House statement.
Also, he underscored that early implementation of various decisions reached during his visit to Iran would further enhance cooperation in all areas.
As regards the regional situation, the Prime Minister expressed concern over rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.
He asserted that conflict was not a solution to any problem. Further escalation in tensions in the already volatile region is not in anyone’s interest.
Hence, he urged all sides need to exercise maximum restraint in the current situation.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed concern over rising tensions in the Persian Gulf
He said Pakistan is ready to use its friendly relations in the region to help lower tensions among brotherly countries and promote peace and stability in the region.
They also exchanged views on facilitating movement of people and pilgrims. They shared views on opening of new border points and promoting local trade activities by establishment of new border markets.
Furthermore, they also discussed issues related to beefing up security along the Pakistan-Iran border.
The Prime Minister expressed hope that the two neighbours would develop a vibrant relationship in political and economic domains.
Also, Foreign Minister Zarif conveyed the best wishes of Iranian leadership to the Prime Minister. He said Prime Minister’s recent Iran visit had greatly strengthened the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
Pakistan ready to help Iran