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PM Imran, Iranian FM Javad Discuss Issues of Mutual Interest

Islamabad (October 31, 2018): Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari, Foreign Minister of Iran called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today on his second visit during the past two months.

Iranian FM is visiting Pakistan to discuss relations between the two countries and issues of mutual interest including the recovery of 12 Iranian border security guards.

Earlier, Zarif met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office.

“FM Qureshi welcomed Zarif at MOFA today. Detailed discussions on all issues of mutual interest including ways to enhance cooperation took place,” FO spokesperson Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

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“Talks between Iran and Pakistan took place on all issues of mutual interest,” he added.

Earlier Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif reached Islamabad early morning Wednesday for one day visit.According to the details, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived at the Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) Wednesday morning for what marks his second visit during the newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.

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It is the second visit of  Iranian minister to Pakistan since the new government came into power.

He visited last time on August 31 and met PM Imran, COAS Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the issues of bilateral ties and regional security were came under discussion.During his meeting with PM Imran, he discussed the regional security situation and other matters of mutual interest. Khan had discussed matters related to bilateral relations and regional security.

The Pakistani premier, at that time, had said the two countries enjoy historical and religious ties and that the people of both nations needed to extend cooperation in different fields.

Zarif had also met Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi where, according to the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two talked regional security and matters of mutual interest.

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The Iranian foreign minister had appreciated Pakistan’s contributions to the prevention of regional conflict. Islamabad took sincere steps towards peace and stability in South Asia, Zarif had said.

During his meeting with Qureshi, the two ministers, as per the Foreign Office (FO), had discussed the ways to enhance cooperation and strengthen relations between the two states.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s contributions for conflict prevention in the region.

Iranian FM called on his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the beginning of his trip. Pakistan, Iran Discuss Bilateral CooperationThe two ministers discussed ways to enhance cooperation and strengthen relations between the two countries.

The two dignitaries discussed regional peace and stability. Zarif also conveyed best wishes from the Iranian leadership to the new Pakistani government under Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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