Pakistan, Iran must further strengthen bilateral cooperation, PM Imran tells FM Zarif

10:11 PM | 11 Nov, 2020
Pakistan, Iran must further strengthen bilateral cooperation, PM Imran tells FM Zarif
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed over the need for enhanced bilateral trade and economic relations between Pakistan and Iran, according to the state broadcaster. 

During a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif who called on him on Wednesday,  the Pakistani premier underscored the need to work closely for promoting peace, security and development in the region. 

Speaking about the Afghan Peace Process, the prime minister reiterated his stance that there wasn't a military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. 

He reaffirmed his support for a peace process and a political solution in the country brought about by the people of Afghanistan, saying that this historic opportunity would be seized by all Afghan parties to secure a political settlement. 

Earlier, Dr Zarif met army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi and lauded Pakistan's role in attempting to establish durable peace in Afghanistan. 

During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including Afghan reconciliation process, Pak-Iran border management and border markets also came under discussion.

The visiting dignitary also reaffirmed Iran’s steadfast support for the Kashmir cause.