Islamabad calls for easing of tensions in the Persian Gulf region
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry Spokesman has reiterated Islamabad's efforts to de-escalate tensions and consolidate peace and stability in the Persian Gulf region.
Iran Press/Asia: Attending a press conference on Thursday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, the country's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Faisal expressed hope that continuing efforts to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf yield positive results.
Feisal had earlier said that Iran and Saudi Arabia welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's efforts to promote peace and stability in the Persian Gulf region, Iran Press reported.
The Pakistani prime minister recently, during his second visit to Tehran, met with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
After his one-day visit to Iran, Imran Khan traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for meetings and talks with senior Saudi officials.
The Pakistani prime minister had recently said that Islamabad is trying to broker a meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia to ease tensions.
The US military presence in the West Asian region is the main cause of escalating regional tensions.
Recently Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had sent a letter to the heads of member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) and Iraq in which he invited them to collaborate and get involved in Iran’s Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE).
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September, presented the Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE), an initiative aiming to promote peace, stability, progress, and prosperity for all the residents of countries bordering the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.