ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran reiterated support for peaceful struggle of the peoples of Palestine and Kashmir for their right to self determination. The two countries also emphasised the need for honouring the JCPOA commitments by all the parties.
The announcement was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif arrived here on a three-day visit. Iran sent out a strong message to the Pakistani leadership that Iran’s relations with India are not aimed against Pakistan, and the Iranian leadership will not let its soil be used against Pakistan.
Of importance also is the fact that “two brotherly neighbouring countries Iran and Pakistan would deepen connectivity between the two sister ports of Gwadar and Chahbahar to benefit from their complementarities.”
Zarif appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for strengthening border management to prevent illegal cross border activities. He invited Pakistan and China to invest in the port of Chabahar strategically situated at the mouth of Straits of Hormuz and said both countries will need to cooperate for ending terrorism in the region.
“Consultations were held on bilateral relations and regional peace and security with Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” the statement added.