FM Qureshi leaves for Iran


ISLAMABAD, April 20 (Online): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for Iran after completing a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
As per media reports 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 the relationship.
During the visit, the Foreign Minister will hold delegation-level talks with Foreign Minister 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 (ECO).
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.