The Pakistani Foreign Minister said that the accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be in the interest of the whole region.

Iran Press/Asia: According to official Pakistani sources, Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a statement referring to recent developments in the region added that Iran's participation in the CPEC plan and the Afghan peace process is important.

The high ranking official stressed that the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in advancing the peace process in Afghanistan will benefit all countries in the region.

The remarks by the Pakistani Foreign Minister coincided with recent remarks by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan that the Islamic Republic of Iran was ready to host inter-Afghans talks.

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