ISLAMABAD (92 news) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Mashhad city of Iran on Middle East peace mission on Sunday.
The Deputy Governor-General of Khorasan Razavi warmly welcomed the foreign minister.
FM Qureshi is visiting Iran and Saudi Arabia part of Pakistan’s efforts to help defuse tensions sparked ignited by hostilities between Iran and the US in the Middle East.
Qureshi visits Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad
FM Qureshi visited Imam Reza shrine and made special prayers for the security of Pakistan and the unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah.
On the occasion, the minister said it is an honor for him to begin his visit by visiting this holy site. He also thanked Governor Mashhad for making best arrangements for three million Pakistani pilgrims who visit the place annually.
During his visit to Iran, FM Qureshi will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to exchange views on the evolving situation in the region. He will also stress to reduce de-escalation tensions between US and Iran.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow to hold talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and consult on the issues of regional peace and stability.
The recent developments seriously endanger peace and security in an already volatile region and underscore the need for immediate and collective efforts for a peaceful resolution.
During these visits, FM Qureshi will share Pakistan’s perspective on the current situation by stressing the imperative of avoiding any conflict. He will convey Pakistan’s readiness to support all efforts that facilitate resolution of differences and disputes through political and diplomatic means.