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Pakistan FM invites Iranian counterpart

Foreign ministry adds "we can do this by returning ambassadors of both countries and mutual visits of foreign ministers

By Farooq Aqdas
January 20, 2024
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on January 17, 2024. — AFP
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on January 17, 2024. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani has invited his Iranian counterpart, Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, to visit Islamabad.

In a statement from Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the invitation sent by the Pakistani foreign minister. It further said that the telephonic conversation between Pakistan and Iran foreign ministers was very positive.

Jalil Abbas Jilani and Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discussed the restoration of relations at the highest level. The Iranian Foreign Ministry made a special reference to Pakistan’s Additional Foreign Secretary Rahim Hayat and said that with the help of Hayat, both friendly countries could resolve the tensions.

The foreign ministry added, “We can do this by returning the ambassadors of both countries and mutual visits of the foreign ministers.”