ISLAMABAD: 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.
Meanwhile, Qureshi and Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah Saturday discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and stressed the need for enhanced collaboration on issues of mutual interest at regional and international fora.
Foreign minister Qureshi welcomed the ease of visa restrictions for Pakistani nationals by the Government of Kuwait. Both ministers met on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Turkey.
Building on the positive momentum in the relationship, both foreign ministers agreed on developing a five-year strategic plan to further enhance the bilateral relations.
Pakistan accorded high priority to its fraternal ties with Kuwait, which were firmly rooted in shared values and commonality of interests in multiple areas, the foreign minister said.
Both sides also discussed as to how their countries could cooperate with each other in the area of food security and in advancing multilateral cooperation in relevant fora, particularly in the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).
The foreign minister of Kuwait extended an invitation to foreign minister Qureshi to visit Kuwait, which was accepted. NNI