Islamabad, 14 March 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Iran, Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

During the phone call, the two counterparts deliberated upon ways to further strengthen bilateral relations between the neighboring countries. They also exchanged views on the regional situation.

Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian acquiesced to boost efforts to further augment bilateral collaboration in all dimensions of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated the Iranian leadership’s persistent support for the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Likewise, the Irani Foreign Minister on his part extended congratulations on the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan. Pakistan celebrates Independence day on 14th August every year.

Relationship between Pakistan and Iran

Iran was one of the first countries to recognize the nascent state of Pakistan after its independence. 2022 marks 75 years of Independence of Pakistan.

Pakistan and Iran enjoy close fraternal relations and the two partners also share contiguity. Relations between Pakistan and Iran are, deep-rooted and stem from a shared history, people-to-people linkages, and common culture.

Both have a common perspective on a wide range of regional as well as international issues pertaining to mutual interest. Both cooperate economically as well as their fight against the drug trade along the common border and combating the insurgency in the Balochistan region.

Diplomatic relations between the two states have recently been on an upward trajectory since Imran Khan took the office. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, seeks to expand the relationship of Pakistan with Iran for mutual benefit. Since 2000, the two countries have steered towards close relations.

Consequently, the economic cooperation has strengthened between the two. Aside from economic collaboration, Pakistan and Iran also cooperate in the fields of education, technology, defense, infrastructure and trade.