Pakistan, Iran support political resolution of Afghan conflict

Pakistan, Iran support political resolution of Afghan conflict

ISLAMABAD:Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif held consultations on bilateral relations and regional peace and security with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad.

Pakistan and Iran strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and appreciated increased cooperation in border security. To facilitate movement of people and goods across the border, it was agreed to expedite operationalization of two new border crossings.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on important developments on regional and international peace and security. They supported political resolution of the Afghan conflict for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, and the region.

 Expressing concerns about growing presence of Daesh in Afghanistan and its implications for regional security, the two sides underlined the need for further cooperation against trans-national terrorist groups.