Tehran (IP): Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, congratulated President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on his victory in the Presidential elections held on 18 June 2021, which was a manifestation of Iranian people’s trust in his leadership.

Iran PressAsia: The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of bilateral relations and agreed on further boosting existing cooperation, particularly in its economic dimension.

It was affirmed that the establishment of border sustenance markets along the Pakistan-Iran border was an important step, which would yield economic and social benefits for the people of both countries. 

In the regional context, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed concern at the worsening security situation in Afghanistan and cautioned that the latest developments could lead to serious repercussions for both Pakistan and Iran. Both leaders agreed that instability in Afghanistan would result in an influx of refugees towards the bordering areas of the two countries.

Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly underscored the imperative of a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. Both sides emphasized the need to continue facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive political settlement.

The Prime Minister thanked Iran for its continued support for the just cause of Jammu and Kashmir. Expressing concern at the serious human rights situation in IIOJK and Palestine, the two leaders emphasized the need to resolve these long-standing disputes in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions. 

It was agreed to maintain high-level exchanges, with both leaders extending invitations to each other to pay official visits. 

The Pakistani Prime Minister expressed hope that he would meet with the President-elect of Iran soon to discuss various issues, including common opportunities and concerns.

Iran's president-elect said: "In economic diplomacy, the new government views all the economic potentials of its neighbors as valuable opportunities for cooperation."

He called Palestine the key to the convergence of the Islamic world and called for the effective and continuous defense of the oppressed Palestinian people as the guarantor of "the stability of regional security."

Raisi also expressed concern over the situation in Afghanistan, noting that Afghanistan's security was important to Iran.


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