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Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif Calls On Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Pakistan and Iran have reaffirmed the mutual desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation and need to focus on promoting Trade, Economic Cooperation and Connectivity.

This was agreed upon during Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif's day long visit to Tehran. The Foreign Minister called on Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani and also held meeting with his Iranian Counter Part Dr. Javad Zareef.

During his meeting with Iranian President, both sides discussed strengthening of brotherly relations between the two countries which are rooted in common history, culture and people to people ties.

Earlier, soon after his Arrival in Tehran, Foreign Minister held detailed talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif on bilateral relations and the prevailing regional situation, including efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Khawaja Asif stated that pursuing the Policy of Peaceful Neighbourhood, Pakistan was committed to further strengthen relations with Iran and to work closely for promoting Peace, Security and Development in the Region.

He expressed satisfaction over increasing engagement between Pakistan and Iran

The Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to deepen relations with Pakistan in diverse fields including trade, investment, connectivity as well as border management.

Both Ministers shared deep concern over human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views about efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan, particularly in the context of latest developments in Afghanistan.