شنبه ۲۹ مهر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۲:۲۹
Iranian foreign minister due in Islamabad on Monday
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will pay a two-day official visit to Pakistan from Monday for talks with Pakistan's leadership on bilateral and regional issues, officials said
Saturday. "The visit is aimed at reviewing bilateral relations and discussing developments in Afghanistan and progress in the Pakistan-India composite dialogue process," Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan told Deutshe Presse Agentur "Both countries have a keen interest in Afghanistan, being its neighbors, and want an early restoration of peace and security there," Khan added.
The two sides will also discuss the laying of a proposed gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan, with a Pakistani delegation already in Teheran to finalize the launch of the 3 billion dollar project.
Kharazi's visit to Islamabad coincides with the two-day Pakistan-India talks at the foreign secretary level, beginning in Islamabad on December 27.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz is also expected to visit Teheran in the near future.
Pakistan and Iran are among the founding members along with Turkey of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which was enlarged with the induction of six Central Asian states and Afghanistan in 1992.