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FM in Iran to diffuse tensions in region
January 13, 2020

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived in Tehran.

He was warmly received at Mehrabad Airport by Director General of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seyed Rasoul Mousavi, Charge d' Affaires of Pakistan embassy in Tehran Syed Fawad Bashir and other officials.

The Foreign Minister will meet with Iranian leadership in Tehran.

He will present Pakistan's stance on Iran-US tension and peace situation in the Middle East before the Iranian leadership.

The Foreign Minister's visit is being given special importance in the context of tense regional situation.

Earlier, on his arrival, in Mashhad Governor Mashhad, Ali Reza Razm Hosseini warmly welcomed him.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Imam Reza shrine and made special prayers for the security of Pakistan and the unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah.

Speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister said it is an honour for him to begin his visit by visiting this holy site.

He thanked Governor Mashhad for making best arrangements for three million Pakistani pilgrims who visit the place annually.

The Foreign Minister is paying this visit on the special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He is scheduled to meet his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran to exchange views on the prevailing situation in the region.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi will also visit Riyadh tomorrow to hold talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and consult on the issues of regional peace and stability.

NNR/Ghauri