Iran FM First Foreign Diplomat to Meet New Pakistani PM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan as the first foreign diplomat visiting Islamabad after the election of the new premier.

In the Friday afternoon meeting, Zarif and Imran Khan highlighted the importance and necessity of developing and promoting mutual relations in various fields including border issues, trade, and economy.

They also talked about the need for close cooperation between Islamic countries regarding the issues of the Muslim world and the region.

Boosting efforts to establish peace and stability in all regional countries, and fight against terrorism and extremism were among the other issues the two sides underlined.

The Iranian foreign minister earlier sat for talks with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Assad Qaiser, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi.

This is the first visit of a foreign diplomat to Pakistan after Imran Khan took office.

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