Pakistan and Iran agree to strengthen bilateral relations

09:40 AM | 10 Mar, 2019
Pakistan and Iran agree to strengthen bilateral relations
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of his contacts to brief important regional countries and their leadership about the regional situation, the Radio Pakistan reported.

According to a spokesman for the PM House, the premier also took Iranian president into confidence over recent tensions between Pakistan and India.

Khan told the Iranian president that Pakistan was making all efforts to improve the current situation through talks.

Both leaders reiterated the importance of strengthening bilateral relations.

The Prime Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences on the recent terrorist attack in which 27 Iranian guards were killed.

Both leaders agreed on the need for closer cooperation among the two intelligence agencies in combatting terrorism.

He also thanked President Rouhani for Iran's principled support to the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

President Rouhani said that Pakistan and Iran are neighbours and brotherly countries linked through centuries of closed historic cultural and people to people linkages and their role would remain central in promoting peace, stability and economic development in the region.