ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan-Iran relations have taken a new turn. A new chapter is being added in Pak-Iran relations. On the issue, our similarities and similarities with Iran today have never been greater. In an important video statement regarding the visit to Iran and meetings with the Iranian leadership before leaving for Mashhad on Thursday, the Foreign Minister said that my Iranian leadership The series of meetings with has just been completed. I had a very good meeting with the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The Iranian President agreed that in the last two and a half years, the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran have improved and the fraternal relations between the two countries have deepened.
In addition, when I met with the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, we agreed that the role of Parliament is very important in strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing people-to-people contacts. We also agreed on this. Did the Iranian parliament, like Pakistan, have a role to play in countering the rapid spread of Islamophobia in the West? We agreed to stop the growing trend of Islamophobia and the sanctity of the Prophet. The scholars of Pakistan and Iran have a role to play in creating awareness about the issue.
We had a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif at the Iranian Foreign Ministry. We discussed bilateral relations in detail. We discussed the situation in Afghanistan. At the same time, the similarities and similarities that exist today are unprecedented. We have renewed our commitment to work together against Islamophobia. "I can say with confidence that Pakistan-Iran relations have taken a new turn," Qureshi said.
A clear example of this is the Memorandum of Understanding between Pakistan and Iran, which is starting to open trade centers in the border areas. We have started a new crossing point in Mand and Pishin, the opening of this crossing points. This will not only benefit the citizens but also strengthen our bilateral trade. The Foreign Minister said that he was returning from Tehran very satisfied. He saw the addition of a new chapter in the relations between Iran and Pakistan.