Qureshi emphasizes on coordination with Iran on Afghanistan

Islamabad (IP) - Pakistani Foreign Minister, in a meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran stressed: "The coordinated view of Iran and Pakistan on Afghanistan is reassuring."

Iran PressAsia: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri in Islamabad on Tuesday, praising Iran's position in the region and stressing the need to speed up the implementation of bilateral agreements.

"The coherence of the positions and views of Tehran and Islamabad in the Afghan peace debate is reassuring," he said.

Recalling the recent meeting between the leaders of Iran and Pakistan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe on Monday, Qureshi stressed the need to speed up the implementation of the two countries' agreements to expand cooperation.

The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan, the need to expand cooperation in various fields, and the situation in Afghanistan, and called for increased joint efforts to expand political, economic, and trade relations.

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During the meeting, the Pakistani Foreign Minister congratulated the Islamic Republic of Iran on its membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Praising the signing of the agreement on the establishment of border markets between the two countries, the Pakistani Foreign Minister added: "These markets should be put into operation as soon as possible."

The Pakistani Foreign Minister also said that a large number of Pakistani citizens travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran every year to visit holy places and that the government of Islamabad has developed a new pilgrimage policy to facilitate the travel of Pakistani pilgrims and better manage it.


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