FM Qureshi, Iranian president discuss peace & stability in region
January 13, 2020
TEHRAN (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani and discussed peace and stability in the region. During the meeting, Shah Mahmood Qureshi reaffirmed that Pakistan will remain committed to playing an active and positive role for bringing peace in the region. He apprised the Iranian president about Pakistan's stance on the current situation. “Pakistan will not be part of any war in the region.” He stressed the need to resolve the issues by using diplomatic means to reduce tension in the region. “Pakistan stance has remained that the region cannot afford further escalation.” Shah Mahmood Qureshi also informed the Iranian president about his recent contacts with foreign ministers of different countries for peace in the region. “Recent statements by Iran are encouraging.” Lauding Pakistan's peace efforts, the Iranian president made it clear that Iran does not want to escalate tension. The Foreign Minister thanked Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khomeini and the Iranian president on behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan for raising their voice against the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir and supporting Pakistan's stance in this regard. He said Pakistan and Iran enjoy deep, historical, religious, cultural and brotherly relations. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also visit Saudi Arabia to hold talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and consult on the issues of regional peace and stability.