‘Pakistani prime minister to visit Iran for talks’

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will pay an official visit to Iran in May or June to hold talks with top Iranian authorities, says Pakistan’s foreign minister.

Sartaj Aziz, who is also an adviser to Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said on Tuesday that the premier’s visit will aim to improve Tehran-Islamabad relations.

He also said that “the balance of the relationship among Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan is crucial.”

The foreign minister added that enhanced ties between Iran and Pakistan are vital for the Muslim world.

During a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the Developing Eight (D8) group in Islamabad on December 19, 2013, Sharif said Pakistan places strong emphasis on friendly relations with all neighboring countries, including Iran, on the basis of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.

He added that Pakistan would continue to support all efforts that help the establishment of peace and stability in the region.

Zarif also expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to bolster Tehran-Islamabad ties in the economic, political and cultural areas.

By Press TV

 

 

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