PM expresses resolve to further expand ties with Iran

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan and Iran are the key to growth and prosperity in the region through enhancing connectivity and promoting people to people linkages.

He was talking to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Islamabad today (Friday).

Imran Khan expressed the resolve to make all efforts to cement already existing historical relations in various areas to the benefit of both countries.

The Prime Minister thanked the Iranian Supreme Leader’s support for Kashmiris struggle for self-determination as well as for the befitting manner in which Pakistan Independence Day was celebrated in Iran.

Referring to cancellation of blasphemous Dutch caricatures competition following Pakistan’s strong condemnation and protest recently, the Prime Minister underlined the need for the Muslim countries to confront Islamophobia with one voice.

He said the love and respect of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is part of every Muslim’s faith and no one can be allowed to disrespect it.

Javad Zarif delivered a message of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, inviting the Prime Minister for the upcoming Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit in Iran in October this year.