Tensions between Iran and United States have been escalating since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to try to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero and beef up the American military presence in the Persian Gulf in response to what he said were Iranian threats. At this critical situation of war Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif, had visited Pakistan for bilateral consultations amid ongoing tensions in the region.
FM Zarif met with PM Khan:
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday (May 24) while talking to Javad Zarif has said that Pakistan is prepared to use its friendly relations to help lower tensions among brotherly countries and promote peace and stability in the region.
He stressed that every effort should be made to resolve the issues within the framework of international law and through diplomatic engagement. Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction over excellent bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran. Views were exchanges on facilitating movement of people and Zaireen through opening of new border points, promoting local trade activities and beefing up security along the Pakistan-Iran border.
Javad Zarif conveyed the best wishes of Iranian leadership to the Prime Minister.
Zarif’s meeting with COAS:
Foreign Minister of Iran, also called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Friday. They discussed matters of mutual interest and evolving situation in the region.
On the occasion, Army Chief said that war is not in anyone’s interest and all sides need to make efforts to keep conflict away from the region. Iranian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s positive role in regional peace and stability.
Meeting with Asad Qaisar:
Zarif called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Islamabad today and discussed ways and means to further intensify Pak-Iran bilateral relations besides forging unity amongst the Muslim Ummah. The Speaker underlined the importance the people and government of Pakistan attaches to the long standing brotherly relations between the two countries. He expressed his deep concern over the recent tension in the gulf region which poses a threat to regional peace and stability.
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22 July, 2019