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ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday.
The military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), said the Iranian foreign minister called on the army chief at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
General Bajwa and Zarif discussed regional security and matters of mutual interest, it added.
The Iranian foreign minister appreciated the Pakistan Army’s efforts for prevention of conflict in the region, ISPR added.
Pakistan is taking sincere steps for peace and stability in the region, Zarif was further quoted as saying.
Zarif, Qureshi discuss regional peace, stability
Earlier today, Zarif called on his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, the Foreign Office said.
During the meeting, the two ministers discussed ways to enhance cooperation and strengthen relations between the two countries, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.
The two dignitaries discussed regional peace and stability. Zarif also conveyed best wishes from the Iranian leadership to the new Pakistani government under Prime Minister Imran Khan.
FM held talks with Iranian FM to enhance cooperation and strengthen relations with Iran and other neighbors to achieve regional peace and stability. Mr. Zarif conveyed best wishes of the Iranian leadership for success of new government under PM Imran Khan. pic.twitter.com/SyjOV2DyVl
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) August 31, 2018
Foreign Minister Zarif arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for a two-day visit, the first foreign dignitary to visit the country since the new government took over. He was received by high-level Pakistani officials upon his arrival.
Earlier today, Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane called on his Pakistani counterpart Qureshi. During the meeting, the two dignitaries discussed areas of cooperation including trade, investment, human resource development, and science and technology.