• Sun / 13 October 2019 / 15:03
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Tehran, Islamabad believe regional issues must be resolved through dialogue: Rouhani

استقبال رسمی رییس جمهور از نخست‌وزیر پاکستان

Tehran (ISNA) - Speaking in a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Iran’s President stressed that Tehran and Islamabad both share the view that regional issues must be resolved through political ways and dialogue.

At the joint press conference with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Sunday at Sa’dabad Historical-Cultural Complex, President Hassan Rouhani said, “Mr. Imran Khan made some points about the critical region of Persian Gulf, which we approve”.

“The Prime Minister of Pakistan also stressed that the key to regional issues is ending the war in Yemen, immediate cease-fire and helping the Yemenis, which can be a very good start,” he said.

In the meeting, the Zionist Regime’s threats to regional security were explained to the Pakistani officials, said Rouhani, adding, “We also emphasized that any kind of goodwill and good speech will be responded with good, suitable speech”.

The President went on to state that the United States’ unjust sanctions against the Iranian nation were another issue that was discussed in the meeting, saying, “The unjust US sanctions against the Iranian nation is economic terrorism. In this meeting, we discussed on how the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as an important agreement, can be returned to its previous states and be implemented”.

“We also highlighted the basic key fact that for the settlement of the issue, the United States has to return to the JCPOA and abandon sanctions,” he continued.

Appreciating the Pakistani PM for his visit to Tehran, the President said, “We welcome the Pakistani Prime Minister’s goodwill and effort for resolving regional issues so that full peace and security returns to our critical region”.

At the same press conference, Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to the friendly relations between the two countries and said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always been a friendly neighbour to Pakistan and supported us in hard times”.

He also appreciated Tehran’s stances in supporting the people of Kashmir.

Any kind of new conflict in the region will be to the detriment of regional nations and to the benefit of foreigners, he said, adding, “The peoples of the region, including Afghanistan and Syria, are still suffering from the consequences of terrorism, therefore, no new conflict must begin in the region”.

Stating that any kind of conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia will affect the entire region, Imran Khan said, “We believe that disputes can be settled through dialogue”.

Referring to his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, the Pakistani PM said, “In the visit, I will offer Pakistan’s initiatives for peace and stability and ending disputes and tensions”.

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