The event comes days after tensions escalated between the neighbours following an Iranian air strike in Pakistan, main Islamabad to strike terrorist hideouts within the neighbouring nation’s Sistan-Baluchestan province.
Whereas the 2 international locations sought to ease tensions after the lethal cross-border fireplace, on Saturday 9 Pakistani employees have been gunned down by unidentified attackers in Sistan-Baluchestan. Pakistan has demanded a complete investigation and swift prosecution of these liable for the brutal assault.
In keeping with the Overseas Workplace (FO), the 2 “underscored the significance of sturdy dialogue and cooperation because the pathway for a constructive, forward-oriented and upward trajectory in bilateral relations”.
“The 2 sides agreed to work in the direction of selling the mutually desired objectives of peace and prosperity, based mostly on mutual respect and a collective strategy to deal with frequent challenges,” it added.
Abdollahian was obtained on the Nur Khan airbase by Further Overseas Secretary (Afghanistan and West Asia) Rahim Hayat upon his arrival in Pakistan. The FO mentioned that the Iranian official would maintain “in-depth talks” with FM Jilani and likewise name on caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar throughout his go to.
Later, the FO shared photographs of Abdollahian being welcomed on the Ministry of Overseas Affairs by FM Jilani.