Jun 19, 2021, 5:15 PM
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Pakistan FM meets Iranian counterpart, discusses bilateral ties

Islamabad, June 19, IRNA -- Foreign Minister of Pakistan on Saturday met with his Iranian counterpart in Turkey on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum to discuss regional situation and bilateral ties.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a statement said that during a meeting with foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif "we shared positivity over trajectory of shared cooperation, including on MOU on border sustenance markets and opening of additional border crossing points.

He added in recent years, there have been positive developments in Iran-Pakistan relations in various fields.

The foreign minister said MoU to open markets and additional border crossings on border will boost public relations.

"These measures will improve the living standards of the people of border areas by providing employment opportunities," said Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

The FM briefed his Iranian counterpart on Pakistan's position on the Afghan peace process and bilateral relations with Afghanistan.

This is the third meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and Iran during ast few months.

It is pertinent to mention that Shah Mehmood Qureshi had paid an official visit to Iran in April this year.

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