PM Imran, Iranian President Rouhani discuss bilateral ties

PM Imran, Iranian President Rouhani discuss bilateral ties

New York (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed issues of importance relating to Pak-Iran bilateral relationship besides several international and regional matters.

The meeting between Imran and President Rouhani comes after US President Donald Trump mandated PM Imran to mediate between the United States and Iran.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also held meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of UNGA.

Uuman rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), bilateral ties and matters of mutual interests were discussed during the meeting.

Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan also met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of UNGA in New York.

FM Wang Yi reiterated commitment of Chinese leadership to support Pakistan on all issues of its core national interest.

“China will continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding and promoting its core interests,” he said.

Highlighting the situation in IOK, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the lockdown of millions of Kashmiris, the escalation in human rights violations and the continued communications blackout had created a dire humanitarian crisis in occupied valley.

PM Imran reiterated that the illegal and unilateral actions of India are aimed at altering the internationally recognised disputed status of Occupied Kashmir by violating numerous UNSC resolutions and international law.

Imran Khan stated that Pakistan attaches high priority to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and reiterated Pakistan's resolve to complete ongoing projects under the venture.

Wang Yi reiterated the resolve of Chinese leadership to work with Pakistan's leadership to further strengthen Pakistan-China relations in all areas of cooperation and build a community of shared future.

He underscored that successful implementation of BRI and CPEC will contribute to economic stability and development in Pakistan and region.

Both the sides also discussed regional security and agreed to continue close consultation and coordination for promotion of peace and stability in the region.