Musharraf emphasizes liaison with Iran

Published November 16, 2001

ISLAMABAD, Nov 15: Iran and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to immediately hold foreign ministers’ level talks to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

The understanding was reached at meetings held between the interior ministers of both the countries over the past two days. The Iranian foreign minister is likely to visit Pakistan for holding the talks, an announcement said.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari also called on President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Thursday.

The President at the meeting said that Pakistan and Iran must work in close coordination for bringing durable peace and stability to Afghanistan, said a press release.

On Pakistan-Iran relations, the President said that both the countries enjoyed cordial, brotherly and close relations based on mutual interest. He called for further strengthening of the bilateral relations.

He commented that he recently had useful discussion with President Khatami on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session and hoped there would be more meetings and exchange of visits between the leaders of the two brotherly countries.

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