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Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrives Iran on the directives of PM Imran Khan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

12th Jan, 2020. 10:36 am
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrives Iran on the directives of PM Imran Khan amid US-Iran conflict.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi will hold talks with his counterparts in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

He will meet the counterparts to convey Pakistan’s desire to help in de-escalating the situation.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a telephonic conversation with FM Qureshi extended condolences on the Quetta mosque blast.

He also praised Pakistan’s effort for de-escalating tensions in the region.

Turkish FM expressed grief on the terror attack in the provincial capital of Balochistan which claimed many innocent lives.

He condemned the loss of valuable lives and expressed solidarity of Turkey with Pakistan on this tragic incident.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on the regional situation.

They particularly focused on recent developments in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, Mevlut also ensured full support of Turkey to Pakistan on establishing peace in the region following the killing of the Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani.

He appreciated Pakistan‘s endeavours and expressed Turkey‘s support to all efforts for promoting peace and stability in Mideast.

FM Qureshi also apprised his counterpart of his upcoming tours of Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Similarly, Turkish FM briefed his Pakistani counterpart on his recent visit to Iraq.

Iran’s confession of hitting Ukrainian plane to lessen concerns: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Iran’s confession of unintentionally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane is likely to reduce concerns over the matter.

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

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.

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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