Pakistan - Iran vow for united stand on Afghanistan issue

Pakistan - Iran vow for united stand on Afghanistan issue

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran have reaffirmed the mutual desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

This was reached at a meeting of Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday. 

They discussed strengthening of brotherly relations between the two countries rooted in common history, culture and people to people ties.

Earlier the Foreign Minister held detailed talks with his Iranian counterpart Dr Javad Zarif on bilateral relations and the prevailing regional situation, including efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Khawaja Asif said Pakistan is committed to work closely with Iran for promoting peace, security and development in the region.

The Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif reaffirmed Iran's commitment to deepening  relations with Pakistan in diverse fields including in trade, investment, connectivity as well as border management.

Both Ministers shared deep concern over human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

They agreed that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and a politically negotiated settlement was imperative for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

The two ministers also expressed deep concern over the atrocities being committed against Rohingyas and agreed on the need for urgent humanitarian efforts to alleviate their suffering.

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