November 12, 2020: Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasized the need for enhanced bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Iran with a special focus on bilateral trade and economic relations.
Talking to the Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif in Islamabad, the prime minister said Pakistan and Iran enjoy close and cordial relations, the two countries must further strengthen bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit.
He also underscored the need to work closely for promoting peace, security, and development in the region.
Highlighting Pakistan’s efforts towards facilitating peace and stability in Afghanistan, the prime minister said there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict.
He reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and hoped that all the Afghan parties will seize the historic opportunity to secure a political settlement.
The prime minister added that peace in Afghanistan would be beneficial for the entire region as it would create new opportunities for trade and economic cooperation as well as regional connectivity.
Extending condolences over the loss of precious lives in Iran due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister said the smart lockdown strategy and other measures taken by his government led to significant containment of the pandemic in Pakistan.
Dr. Javad Zarif conveyed personal greetings and commitment of President Hassan Rouhani to work closely with Prime Minister Imran Khan for further strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.