Tehran, Islamabad Confer on Border Security Issues

Iran FM to arrive in Pakistan tomorrow

Iranian FM due today on 4-day visit

The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, has said while addressing a press conference here on Saturday that the Iranian foreign minister will undertake a 4- day visit of Pakistan from (today) 11th March.

The official also suggested holding joint trade fairs and exhibitions in order to facilitate the interactions and acquaintance of the two countries businessmen.

The visit likely aims to reduce tensions between the two neighbors.

Zarif, who arrived early Monday morning, received a warm welcome by senior officials of the Foreign Ministry at Islamabad airport.

Zarif is scheduled to meet with President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other dignitaries.

Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) spokesman said in a statement that the two foreign ministers held consultations on bilateral relations and regional peace and security.

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Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House Islamabad on Monday and discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and regional issues.

The Iranian foreign minister is accompanied by a 30-member delegation, including representatives from the business sector.

The Pakistani foreign minister, for his part, stressed the importance of improving Tehran-Islamabad political and economic cooperation and said his country seeks to enhance stability in borders.

During this meeting, the Iranian diplomat offered gratitude to Pakistan for undertaking stances against the anti-Iran resolution proposed at the United Nations Security Council.

Zarif also remarked that extremism and terrorism spread due to poverty.

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