FM telephones his Iraqi counterpart amidst Middle East tension

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

10th Jan, 2020. 06:11 pm
FM telephones his Iraqi counterpart amidst Middle East tension

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has telephoned his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim.

According to the details, Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated “the region cannot bear the consequences of another conflict”.

The Foreign Minister apprised his Iraqi counterpart that acting upon the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan he had also contacted foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

He further informed Iraqi Foreign Minister that he would soon be making official trips to Iran and the US to defuse tensions between the states.

On the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood  Qureshi will visit Iran, Kingdom Saudi Arabia & United State to meet with respective foreign ministers and Secretary of State.

Earlier, Pakistan and Russia agreed to launch joint efforts aimed at restoring peace in the region that has witnessed rising tensions between the United States and Iran.

Radio Pakistan reported The agreement came during a telephonic conversation between the two foreign ministers.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed issues pertaining to soaring tensions in the Middle East

Whereas the overall situation in the region also discussed.

The Foreign Minister said  an increase in tensions among the states could dent a severe blow to peace and stability in the region.

He said both sides have to show restraint in order to overcome the current escalated situation.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi made it clear that Pakistan will neither become party to any new conflict in the region,

Nor will its land used against any regional or neighboring country.

The two Foreign Ministers also agreed to make joint efforts for regional peace.

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