Shown concern over the worsening security situation
PM Imran Khan has expressed concern over the worsening security situation in Afghanistan, saying the latest developments could have serious repercussions for Pakistan and Iran. He made the remarks in a telephone interview with President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, the Prime Minister said in a statement on Sunday.
PM Imran congratulated Raisi to win the presidential election:
Prime Minister Imran congratulated Raisi on his victory in the June 18 elections, saying that public opinion polls are a sign of the confidence and trust of the Iranian people in their government. The two leaders showed satisfaction at the growing pace of development of the bilateral relations. They agreed on the further development of the existing co-operation, especially in the economic dimension.
Pakistan and Iran
It was confirmed that the establishment of cross-border border markets between Pakistan and Iran was an important step, which would bring economic and social benefits to the people of both countries. At the regional level, Prime Minister Imran expressed concern about the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and warned that the latest developments could lead to dire consequences in Pakistan and Iran, leading to the relocation of refugees to the border areas of both countries.
He emphasized the importance of the negotiated political solution to the war in Afghanistan. Both groups stressed the need to continue to facilitate Afghanistan-led and Afghan-led political leadership.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also thanked President Raisi for supporting Iran in the noble cause of Jammu and Kashmir. Expressing concern about the dire human rights situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The leaders stressed the need to resolve these long-standing disputes in line with UN Security Council resolutions. It has concurred that there would be a high level of trade, with both leaders handing out invitations to each other for official visits.
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