PM Imran Khan, Iranian FM discuss bilateral relations
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed Pak-Iran bilateral relations on Friday.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also present on the occasion.
Later, he also met National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar.
Speaking at the delegation level talks between Pakistan and Iran in Islamabad on Friday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan wants resolution of all issues at the diplomatic level.
“Pakistan will continue its reconciliatory efforts for ensuring peace and stability and reducing tension in the region.”
The minister said that tension in the region is in no one's interest. “All the stakeholders need to demonstrate patience and tolerance,” he added.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that his country gives value to Pakistan's efforts for establishing peace in the region.
Expressing satisfaction over implementation on the decisions made during Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent visit to Iran, the two sides agreed to continue cooperation on bilateral matters.
Pakistan will erect fence along Iran border: FM Shah Mahmood
On April 20, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had announced that Pakistan will erect the fence along the Iran border.
He said that Pakistan had formed a new frontier corps to monitor the border in a better way.
“A Baloch terrorist organization is behind the Buzy Top tragedy. The BRAS Group has taken responsibility of the tragedy whose training and logistics camps are located across the Iran border,” he said.
He said that Pakistan wants to keep the Iran border peaceful.
The minister said that special forensic evidence of the incident is available. “Pakistan hopes that Iran will take such action which will be visible,” he said.
He said that Pakistan and Iran are establishing joint border centres.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has shared actionable intelligence with the Iranian authorities after investigation about the involvement of these elements in the recent terrorist act on the Coastal Highway.
The minister said that Iran is a fraternal neighboring country.”We have longstanding relationships with it.”
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he also held a detailed telephonic talk with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today and he assured full cooperation to trace these elements.
He said that Pakistan has lodged protest with Iran and the Foreign Office has sent a protest letter to the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad.
The minister said that the letter had demanded action against banned outfits.