Iranian FM in Islamabad to discuss new ‘terms of engagement’

Iranian FM in Islamabad to discuss new ‘terms of engagement’

Islamabad: The foreign ministers of Iran and Pakistan will hold crucial talks on Monday (today) to discuss various matters including security issues.

Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian arrived in Islamabad late on Sunday days in bid to ease tensions between the two countries rose after Iran launched an airstrike in Pakistan after which Islamabad hit terrorist hideouts inside the Iranian border.

“Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir Abdollahian has arrived in Islamabad at the invitation of Pakistan Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani. He was received at the Nur Khan airbase by the additional foreign secretary (Afghanistan and West Asia),” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

“During the visit, Foreign Minister Abdollahian will hold in-depth talks with Foreign Minister Jilani and call on Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar,” it added.


Before leaving for Islamabad, the Iranian foreign minister sought to assure Pakistan that Tehran would not allow “enemies” to target “friendship, peace and security in the region,” according to IRNA.