Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari thanked Iran’s support for Kashmir cause in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart on Thursday.
A statement released by the Foreign Ministry said that Foreign Minister Bilawal met with his Iranian counterpart, Dr. Hussain Amir Abdollahian, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.
During the meeting, Pakistan’s top diplomat reaffirmed Islamabad’s desire to strengthen ties with Iran in all areas of mutual interest, stressing that there was a wide scope in bilateral trade and economic cooperation that both sides should pursue through various institutional mechanisms and innovative ways to identify new sectors.
Foreign Minister Bilawal also underlined the importance of the early completion of the border markets to improve livelihoods in the border region. He also appreciated Iran’s support for the Kashmir cause, especially at the paramount leader level.
Pakistan’s top diplomat also thanked Foreign Minister Abdollahian for sending an Iranian plane to Pakistan that helped extinguish the forest fire in Baluchistan.
In the context of Afghanistan, FM Bilawal noted that as neighbors, Pakistan and Iran had been coordinating closely. He also underscored that sustained engagement between the international community and the Afghan Interim Government was critical to advancing the shared goals of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
During the meeting, Abdollahian also extended an invitation to Bilawal to visit Iran.