March 18, 2018

Iranian foreign minister to hold talks with civilian, military leaders

12 March 2018, 08:34 | Opal Carroll

Iran's foreign minister arrives in Pakistan on ties

Iranian FM due today on 4-day visit

The Prime Minister also expressed his commitment to work to resolve the issues in implementation of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project, including the financing of pipeline infrastructure and the scope of snap back clause.

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.

Increasing cooperation between Iranian and Pakistani consulates was also among the main topics discussed during the meeting.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, while on a three-day official visit, said Iranian leadership will not let its soil be used against Pakistan.

For his part, Abbasi expressed Pakistan's desire to enhance mutually beneficial economic cooperation with Iran including bilateral trade, investments and commercial interaction, according to the statement.

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Zarif is also expected to hold meetings with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The two ministers also exchanged views on important developments on regional and global peace and security.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (4th L) and Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal (4th R) meet in Islamabad on March 12, 2018.

Asif further underlined the importance of banking relations in facilitating trade and noted that the two countries' central banks are holding serious talks on allocation of bilateral facilities.

At the end of his last visit to Islamabad in May, the Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Islamabad have agreed to increase cooperation to boost security at the two countries' border areas.

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