News ID: 276618
Published: 0713 GMT November 10, 2020

Iran’s FM begins official visit to Pakistan

Iran’s FM begins official visit to Pakistan

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday evening for a two-day official visit to hold talks on issues of mutual interests and bilateral relations with the senior officials of its eastern neighboring state.

Senior Pakistani officials and Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini received Zarif at Nur Khan Airbase Islamabad, IRNA reported.

It is the fourth visit of the Iranian foreign minister to Pakistan since Imran Khan's government came into power and overall 11th visit to the country.

Zarif is in Islamabad heading a high powered political and economic delegation and is to hold separate meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ibrahim Taheriyan is also accompanying Zarif in the visit.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said the Iranian foreign minister’s visit will help further deepen mutual cooperation and enhance understanding on various regional issues between the two capitals.

It said Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s visit to Pakistan forms part of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries and is his fourth visit to Pakistan during the last two and a half years.

The statement further added Pakistan and Iran enjoy close, cordial relations founded on mutual trust and augmented by affinities of faith and culture.

“Bilateral collaboration between the two countries has been growing in diverse fields. The Iranian leadership has been vocal in its steadfast support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” it added.

Resource: IRNA
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