Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs has underscored the need for further promotion of bilateral relations with Iran.

Iran PressAsia:  Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Iran is our important neighbor, and peaceful and stable border with the brotherly country is necessary.

Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, made the remarks at a ceremony in Islamabad to mark the first 100-day performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, according to Iran Press.

Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs said he met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif twice in efforts to improve  bilateral ties.

The Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, held talks with Pakistan’s top military official about ways to enhance bilateral defense cooperation on November 29.

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi noted that main impetus of Pakistan's foreign policy is to improve relations with all of our immediate neighbors.

Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs said the priorities of foreign policy were revised, keeping in view the national interest of Pakistan. 

The minister said the Foreign Ministry has established 73 bilateral and 16 multilateral engagements over the past 100 days to improve ties with the neighboring countries.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi added that improvement in relations with India is very important for regional peace.

Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs, noted that the groundbreaking of Kartarpur Corridor is also a step in the direction of creating good relations with neighbouring countries.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said China is a long-term strategic partner of Pakistan. The visit of Prime Minister to China has been highly successful.

Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs, said that the component of cultural diplomacy has also been added into foreign policy as part of promoting soft image of the country.105/201


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