IRNA — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said Iran is a close neighbor of Pakistan and the relations between the two countries would be further strengthened, state media reported.
PM Imran Khan addressing a public rally in north western Bajaur district said Iran is ‘our neighbor with which we have strong’ brotherly ties.
“During my telephonic conversation with President Hassan Rouhani I told him that Pakistan will never forget the help Iran has extended to the country in difficult times,” he said.
“Our ties with Iran would further strengthen in times to come,” said Prime Minister.
Imran Khan said, “For the progress and betterment of Pakistan, I’m ready to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Imran Khan said, “We don’t want war, we want Peace, we want to open the doors of trade, we want good ties with all of our neighbors”
Earlier Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Imran Khan had discussed bilateral and security relations in a telephone call. Both leaders reiterated the importance of strengthening bilateral relations, a PM Office statement said.
President Rouhani during the conversation said that Iran awaits firm operation of Islamabad against terrorists who use the Pakistani land to carry out attacks on Iran.
Imran Khan said that Islamabad will provide Iran with good news about the terrorists soon.