Feb 24, 2024 06:12 UTC
  • Amir-Abdollahian: Iran, Pakistan need to follow up and implement recent security agreements

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Iran and Pakistan need to follow up and implement the recent agreements reached between the two countries to broaden security and anti-terror cooperation.

In a phone conversation on Friday, the Iranian foreign minister and his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani discussed mutual relations and the latest developments in the region.

During a visit by the top Iranian diplomat to Islamabad late in January, the two countries agreed to improve political and security cooperation to confront terrorism.

Amir-Abdollahian further hailed the successful national election in Pakistan and expressed hope that the country's new prime minister and cabinet will be introduced soon with the formation of the parliament.

Jilani, for his part, pointed to Iran's important position in Pakistan's foreign policy and expressed hope that Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi would pay a visit to Islamabad soon.

The Pakistani foreign minister welcomed Iran's proposal to hold an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to put an end to Israel's genocidal war against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.