Top diplomats of Pakistan and Iran discuss bilateral ties and regional tension. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received his Iranian counterpart Dr Javad Zarif at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This was Foreign Minister Zarif’s third visit to Pakistan since the new government assumed office.
Qureshi exchanged views with Dr. Zarif on recent tensions, undermining peace and stability in the region.
Both sides discussed important issues related to bilateral relations. Also, they appreciated the progress on important decisions made during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Iran.
They agreed they need to continue regular engagement for expanding cooperation in all areas.
The two sides exchanged views on promotion of bilateral trade, facilitation of the people to people contacts and movements.
They also discussed opening of the new border crossing points, establishment of new border markets and enhancing security along Pakistan-Iran border.
Pakistani and Iranian top diplomats also exchanged views on important regional issues. Particularly, they discussed recent developments concerning peace process in Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed concern over rising tensions in Persian Gulf threatening the stability of an already volatile region.
He underscored that any miscalculation or accident could escalate the tensions to a dangerous level. He also emphasized that Pakistan did not favour a conflict.
Pakistan believes that all sides should exercise maximum restraint and work in a spirit of easing the tensions.
Qureshi called for resolving disputes within the framework of international law and through dialogue and diplomatic means.
He underscored the utility of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. He said that the Agreement was a good example of negotiated settlement of complex issues through diplomatic means.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said that Pakistan supported JCPOA and noted efforts of the other parties to the Agreement to salvage the deal.
He emphasised that faithful implementation of obligations by all parties vitally important.
Foreign Minister Qureshi conveyed that Pakistan stood ready to work with all sides to help lower tensions and preserve peace and stability in the region.
Du to US threats to Iran, Persian Gulf region is simmering with tension and uncertainty. And Saudi and UAE also hs joined US-led pro-Israeli camp against Iran.
Because of it, Islamic Ummah has vowed all out support to Iran.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi Iran