ABU DHABI/ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Foreign Minister Shah
Mahmood Qureshi has left for Iran after completing a three-day official
visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In a video message before departure, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said
that the visit will provide him an opportunity to discuss the regional
situation with the Iranian leadership.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that being the neighbor of Afghanistan,
the Afghan peace process is also important for Iran just like Pakistan.
The Foreign Minister thanked the Iranian leadership’s categorical
stance on Kashmir dispute.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the talks with Iranian leadership will also
focus on promoting bilateral cooperation.
The Foreign Minister said both Pakistan and Iran have supported each
other in difficult times and it will be our endeavor to further strengthen
During the visit, the Foreign Minister will hold delegation-level talks
with Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif on the entire spectrum of bilateral
relations with focus on further deepening cooperation in diverse fields.
The two sides will discuss regional security situation including the
latest developments in the Afghan Peace Process and the Jammu &
Kashmir dispute. They will also deliberate on strengthening regional
cooperation under the umbrella of Economic Cooperation Organization
The Foreign Minister will also call on President Dr. Hassan Rouhani and
Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf. The Foreign
Minister will also visit the city of Mashhad.
Foreign Minister Qureshi’s visit to Iran is part of regular high-level
exchanges between the two countries. Foreign Minister Zarif visited
Pakistan in November 2020 at the invitation of Foreign Minister
Qureshi, while the two Foreign Ministers met on 30 March 2021 on the
sidelines of 9th session of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Ministerial
Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Foreign Minister Qureshi last
visited Iran in January 2020.