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FM meets Hassan Rouhani, says Pakistan will not join any war in the region


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

13th Jan, 2020. 11:14 am
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FM meets Hassan Rouhani

Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran amid Iran-US tensions.

The FM meets Hassan Rouhani and said that Pakistan will not join any war in the region.

But, it will continue to play a vibrant and positive role for establishment of lasting peace.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a Twitter statement on Monday reiterated Pakistan will not allow its soil to use for any war.

“Constructive & positive meeting with H.E President Hassan Rouhani. Reiterated effort to deescalate tensions to the President which he supports,” he said.

“We are committed to exercising every diplomatic effort to achieve regional security & are clear Pakistan soil will not be used for war.”

The Foreign Minister and the Iranian president discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral ties.

The current situation in the Middle East and regional security also discussed.

Offering Islamabad’s help for defusing tensions prevailing in the Persian Gulf, FM Qureshi said Pakistan commits to play a constructive role for peace in the region.

He told the Iranian president that Pakistan will not be part of any move that disrupt peace in the region.

Moreover, the foreign minister maintained the country’s soil will not use against any other state.

He told the Iranian president that Pakistan will not be part of any move that disrupt peace in the region.

He further underlined the importance of resolution of all outstanding issues through dialogue and peaceful means.

FM Qureshi thanked the Iranian president for raising voice against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

Furthermore, he said that Pakistan attacked great importance to its ties with Iran.

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi left for Iran and Saudi Arabia on the directives of PM Imran Khan amid US-Iran conflict.

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However, the FM said in his statement that the region cannot afford another war.

So, he stressed that Pakistan will continue to play its role in lessening the ongoing tensions.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi told that he is leaving for Iran on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directions.

Furthermore, he said he will hold meetings with the Iranian leadership.

Conflict between Iran and the United States should be cut down and US President Donald Trump’s recent statement is a ray of hope in this regard, Qureshi said.

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