ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan returned home after one-day long visit to Iran where he held important consultations with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei.
After his Iran visit, the premier is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (tomorrow).
Pakistan will play role of facilitator rather mediator
Addressing a joint news conference along with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, PM Khan said Pakistan will play the role of facilitator rather mediator in sorting out the differences between the two brotherly Muslim countries.
He also said during his recent meeting with President Donald Trump, he was asked to do something on dialogue with Iran.
Conflict in gulf can lead to increase in oil prices
Imran Khan said Saudi Arabia is one of the closest friends of Pakistan and Riyadh has always helped us in all times of need. He said he strongly believes that any issue could be resolved through dialogue and talks. He said any new conflict in the region could have far reaching implications and sufferings of people.
The prime minister pointed out that a conflict in gulf region could lead to increase in oil prices and more poverty for the developing countries. He clarified that some vested interests want conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
PM thanks Rouhani for speaking up for Kashmiri people
PM Khan thanked Rouhani for speaking up for the people of occupied Kashmir at the UNGA in New York, where the two leaders also held a meeting on the sidelines.
Hassan Rouhani welcomes Pakistani gesture for peace
“I told Prime Minster Imran we welcome any gesture by Pakistan for peace in the region and appreciate his visit to our country,” said Irnaian President
Rouhani at a joint press conference with the premier.
Rouhani said that the two leaders had discussed, among other things, the war in Yemen and the sanctions by the US on Iran. “Regional issues have to be resolved through regional means and dialogue. We also emphasised that any goodwill gesture will be responded with a goodwill gesture and good words,” said the Iranian president.
“We also discussed how the nuclear deal could be restored,” Rouhani added.