Foreign Minister of Pakistan visits Imam Reza Shrine in Iran holy Mashhad city.
While speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister said it is an honour for him to begin his visit from holy site.
Governor Mashhad Ali Reza Razm Hosseini warmly welcomed him.
Foreign Minister of Pakistan visits Imam Reza Shrine
Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Imam Reza shrine. He made special prayers for the security of Pakistan and the unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah.
He also thanked Governor Mashhad for making best arrangements for three million Pakistani pilgrims who visit the place annually.
Finally, he has reached Tehran where Director General of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seyed Rasoul Mousavi warmly received at Mehrabad Airport.
The Charge d’ Affaires of Pakistan embassy in Tehran Syed Fawad Bashir and other officials also accompanied.
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.
Her 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.
Peace under threat
Meanwhile, recent developments seriously endanger peace and security in an already volatile region.
The situation requires the need for immediate and collective efforts for a peaceful resolution.
During these visits, the Foreign Minister will share Pakistan’s perspective on the current situation.
Moreover, he is stressing the imperative of avoiding any conflict.
The Foreign Minister will convey Pakistan’s readiness to support all efforts that facilitate resolution of differences and disputes through political and diplomatic means.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held telephonic conversations with his Iraqi and Bahraini counterparts. He had spoken to his counterparts in Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other capitals.
Meanwhile, he issued a statement. He said that Pakistan will continue to play its role for reduction of tension in the region. He also reaffirmed Pakistan’s stance that the region cannot afford any other conflict.