ISLAMABAD, APR 21 – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called on President Dr. Hassan Rouhani in Tehran today.
The Foreign Minister conveyed warm greetings on behalf of Pakistani leadership to Dr. Rouhani and best wishes for the fraternal Iranian people. Foreign Minister Qureshi lauded President Rouhani’s role in leading the nation during his tenure.
Foreign Minister Qureshi discussed with President Dr. Rouhani the ways and means to strengthen close bilateral relations, rooted in shared history, culture, faith and language. Foreign Minister underlined Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to strengthen ties with Iran in diverse field with emphasis on expanding mutually beneficial economic cooperation and development.
The Foreign Minister thanked President Rouhani for support to the Prime Minister’s initiative to establish border markets, which would benefit people in the border region. The opening of international border crossing point at Mand-Pishin would facilitate pedestrian movement and enhance bilateral trade.
The Foreign Minister expressed gratitude for Iran’s consistent support to the Kashmiri people, especially from the Supreme Leader.
While discussing rising Islamophobia, Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated convergence between Pakistan and Iran to show a common resolve against xenophobia, intolerance and incitement to violence on the basis of religion or belief.
President Rouhani expressed happiness over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recovery from COVID. He reiterated Iran’s desire to enhance bilateral relations in diverse fields.