Oct 26, 2021, 10:42 AM
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Pakistani FM leaves for Iran to attend Afghan neighbors’ conference

Islamabad, IRNA -- Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for Iran on Tuesday to attend the second foreign ministerial meeting of neighbors of Afghanistan to be held in Tehran on October 27.

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said that the visit is being carried out at the invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

It said that the foreign minister in his address to the meeting will present Pakistan's point of view on the current situation in Afghanistan.

“The Foreign Minister will also meet with the Iranian leaders in Tehran,” said the statement.

Meanwhile Qureshi has said in a message that a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan is of equal importance to all neighboring countries for regional development.

He added Pakistan and Afghanistan will continue to support the efforts of the international community for regional stability.

It should be noted that at the initiative of Pakistan, the first meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors was held on September 8, 2021.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will inaugurate the second ministerial meeting and deliver a speech to it.

Earlier, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that the meeting will be held with participation of foreign ministers of six neighbors to Afghanistan, adding that the Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen and Pakistani foreign ministers will take part in person while the Chinese and Russian foreign ministers will attend the meeting online; meanwhile, representatives from Beijing and Moscow will be present in the meeting.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will dispatch a message to the Tehran important meeting and his message indicates that Islamic Republic of Iran is the center of active diplomacy which takes step towards regional peace and stability, the spokesman noted.

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