PM urges Pakistan-Iran must further strengthen bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan and Iran enjoy close and cordial relation and the two countries must further strengthen bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit.

Talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif in Islamabad on Wednesday, he also emphasized the need for enhanced bilateral cooperation with special emphasis on bilateral trade and economic relations. He underscored the need to work closely for promoting peace, security and development in the region.

Highlighting Pakistan’s efforts towards facilitating peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict.

He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and hoped that this historic opportunity would be seized by all Afghan parties to secure a political settlement.

Imran Khan further said that that peace in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the entire region as it would create new opportunities for trade and economic cooperation as well as regional connectivity.

He also reaffirmed Iran’s steadfast support for the Kashmir cause.

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