Tehran: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi left for Iran and Saudi Arabia to ease the tense situation following the death of General Qasim Sulaimani in a US drone strike January 3.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States and in this connection he has arrived in Tehran today on a visit to Iran.
According to the statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
During the meeting, Iran-US tensions, law and order situation in the region and Pak-Iran multilateral relations were discussed.
Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that there is a deep, historical, religious and cultural brotherhood between Pakistan and Iran, Pakistan attaches great importance to relations with Iran.
According to the statement, the Foreign Minister stressed the need to resolve the issues by using diplomatic means to reduce tensions in the region while keeping Pakistan’s stand on the current situation with the Iranian President.
The statement said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appreciated Pakistan’s peace efforts and made clear that Iran does not want to increase tensions.
It is to be remembered that in a US attack outside the airport in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Qasim Sulaimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, was killed, which has further escalated tensions between the two countries.
After the attack, Iran, in response, fired missiles at US military bases in Iraq and claimed of taking 80 lives in the attacks.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan also directed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to mobilize to end tensions in the Middle East.
The Prime Minister also directed the Foreign Minister to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.